Northern Territory Police have arrested a 13-year-old male following a serious assault over the weekend.
Police allege that on Friday night, the youth boarded a bus in Palmerston with a group of friends and travelled to Casuarina. While in transit the youth allegedly attempted to steal from a 17-year-old youth. An altercation followed in which a 16-year-old youth was stabbed in the hand.
The victims and the alleged offender are not known to each other.
Police attended the Casuarina interchange and arrested a number of youths.
The 13-year-old was charged with:
- Assault with intent to steal – cause harm
- Aggravated assault
He was remanded to appear in court today.