Police lay charges over attempted assault at Werrington juvenile correctional facility

A teenage boy has been charged after allegedly attempting to assault another inmate at a juvenile correctional facility in Sydney’s west last month.

Police will allege in court that on Tuesday 3 September 2019, inmates were exiting a classroom at the facility when an 18-year-old man was attacked.

No injuries were reported and officers from the facility located and secured a makeshift weapon, which was seized for examination.

An investigation was launched by officers attached to Strike Force Imbara and following inquiries, a 16-year-old boy was arrested at Penrith Police Station today (Friday 18 October 2019).

He was charged with use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence and possess offensive weapon or instrument in place of detention.

The teen was refused bail to appear before a Children’s Court today (Friday 18 October 2019), where he was formally bail refused to appear before the same court on Friday 1 November 2019.

Strike Force Imbara was established in July, formed by officers attached to South West Metropolitan Region and North West Metropolitan Region, to investigate anti-social and violent behaviour of local street-level criminal networks.

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