Police charge teens after stabbing at Newcastle

Two teens have been charged after a man was stabbed at Broadmeadow yesterday.

About 4pm (Thursday 16 January 2020), emergency services were called to a laneway between Teralba and Brunker roads following a fight between four males.

Police were told that a 67-year-old man and a 17-year-old youth began arguing before two other youths, also aged 17, arrived on scene.

As the older man was walking away, he was allegedly stabbed in the back.

The three youths fled the scene.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and arrested one teen when he returned to the laneway.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he has been charged with reckless wounding in company.

A second teen was arrested at his home on Park Street in Merewether and has also been charged with reckless wounding in company.

Both were granted bail to appear in a children’s court on Monday 3 February 2020.

Police continue to make inquiries to locate a third teen.

The injured man was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

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