Teenager critical after stabbing at Sawtell

A teenage boy is in a critical condition after being stabbed during a fight on the state’s north coast.

About 8pm yesterday (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 occurred.

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 Base Hospital with critical injuries.

Officers from Coffs-Clarence Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident, or who may have mobile phone footage, to come forward.

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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