Man charged; teenager critical after assault – Central Coast

A man has been charged over an assault that left a teenager hospitalised in a critical condition on the Central Coast yesterday.

Just after 8pm (Saturday 30 October 2021), emergency services were called to Torres Street, Killarney Vale, after reports of a brawl.

Police have been told a party was being held at a home on Torres Street, before a group of people attended, and a subsequent fight occurred outside.

During the fight, a 16-year-old boy was punched in the head, causing him to fall and strike his head on the roadway.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted by CareFlight to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

Officers from Tuggerah Lakes Police District established a crime scene and detectives commenced an investigation into the incident.

Two men – aged 18 – were arrested nearby and taken to Wyong Police Station.

A man from The Entrance was charged with cause grievous bodily harm to person with intent.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Wyong Local Court on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

The second man from Berkeley Vale was released pending further inquiries.

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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