Police charge teen over stabbing at Sawtell

A teenager has been charged over the alleged stabbing of another teen at Sawtell at the weekend.

About 8pm on Sunday (19 September 2021), emergency services responded to reports of a stabbing at a beach near First Avenue, Sawtell.

Police were told a group of about 100 people were in attendance at the location, when a fight broke out.

During the altercation, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed multiple times.

The injured teenager was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus for treatment, where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District established Strike Force Duper to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, a 17-year-old boy was arrested at Lismore Police Station shortly before 11am today (Tuesday 21 September 2021).

He was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and affray.

The teenager was refused bail to appear before a children’s court tomorrow (Wednesday 22 September 2021).

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