Police arrest teen after stabbing – East Maitland

A teenage boy has been arrested following the alleged stabbing of a 16-year-old boy while travelling on a train in East Maitland yesterday.

About 7.20pm (Thursday 28 May 2020), two boys aged 16, were travelling on a train between Beresfield and Maitland Railway Station.

The pair, who are known to each other, became involved in a verbal argument that quickly escalated to one of the boys producing a knife and stabbing the other in the abdomen.

The injured boy alighted from the train at Victoria Street Railway Station where he approached a train guard for assistance.

The train doors were locked as the train left the station, and police were called.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District arrived at Maitland Railway Station where they entered the train carriage and arrested the youth.

He was taken to Maitland Police Station where he is assisting with inquiries.

The injured boy was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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