Teenager charged after serious assault at Penrith

A teenage boy will appear in court today charged after a serious assault in Sydney’s west yesterday.

About 4pm (Thursday 13 August 2020), officers attached Nepean Police Area Command attended Kleing Place, Penrith, where they observed a group of teenagers watching an organised fight.

As police approached, it’s alleged a 15-year-old boy grabbed hold of a second boy, also aged 15, and pushed him to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the concrete.

The injured teen was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Nepean Hospital suffering serious head injuries. He was later transferred to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The 15-year-old boy was arrested nearby and taken to Penrith Police Station where he was charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm.

He was refused bail to appear at a Children’s Local Court today (Friday 14 August 2020).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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