Nine males charged after Manor Lakes affray and stabbing

Westgate Alliance Taskforce detectives have charged nine males after an alleged affray and stabbing in Manor Lakes on 13 January.

It’s believed a group of about ten males were involved in an alleged brawl at a shopping complex on Ballan Road when one male sustained suspected stab wounds to the upper body on Thursday, 13 January about 6.30pm.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A short time later a 16-year-old Werribee boy was arrested nearby in Buloke Avenue on the night.

Since then, a further eight males have been arrested and have all been charged with a range of offences, including affray, violent disorder, reckless conduct endanger serious injury and weapons offences.

Three adults have been charged including:

  • 18 year old Wyndham Vale man bailed to attend Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 21 June 2022.
  • 18 year old Wyndham Vale man has been bailed to attend Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 12 July 2022.
  • 18 year old Fitzroy man has been bailed to attend Werribee Magistrates’ Court on 28 June 2022.

A total of six youths have also been charged, including:

  • 17-year-old Tarneit boy
  • 17-year-old Collingwood boy
  • 16-year-old Wyndham Vale boy
  • Two 16-year-old Werribee boys
  • 15-year-old Collingwood boy

They have all been bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Police received multiple videos and information via Crime Stoppers and would like to thank the public for their assistance in this matter.

The investigation remains ongoing and anyone else who witnessed the incident or with information that could assist police further is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto Link

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