Police charge four after affray and stabbing at Parramatta

Four teenagers have been charged over their alleged roles in a violent brawl at Parramatta, which left another two teenagers in hospital last night.

About 7.30pm (Saturday 21 December 2019), police and emergency services responded following reports a person had been stabbed during a fight outside a hotel on Church Street, Parramatta.

Police were told two groups of males exchanged words, before one male made a threat and a punch was thrown, which knocked a 16-year-old unconscious.

The groups then began fighting, during which another 16-year-old allegedly produced a knife and stabbed a 17-year-old male.

The South Granville male sustained a serious stab wound to his torso and a deep laceration to his wrist.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital, where he underwent surgery, and remains in a critical, but stable condition.

The 16-year-old male was also taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment and has since been released.

Officers from Parramatta Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic officers.

Following investigations by Parramatta detectives, five males – two aged 16, two aged 18, and one aged 19 – were arrested nearby.

The 19-year-old Rooty Hill man was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, custody of knife in public place, and three counts of possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Bail Court today (Sunday 22 December 2019).

The 16-year-old Mt Druitt boy was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The 16-year-old Whalan boy was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They have both been refused bail to appear at a children’s court later today.

The 18-year-old Sefton man was charged with affray. He was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

The other 18-year-old man has been released pending further inquiries.

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