Three males charged after stabbing at a party in Illawarra

Police have charged three males after an alleged stabbing at a party in the Illawarra on the weekend, NSW Police say.

Police have been told a 17-year-old boy attended a party in Melaleuca Way, Albion Park Rail, on Saturday yesterday.

The 17-year-old boy and two of his friends were allegedly assaulted by three males when they left the party for a short time to talk to friends in a nearby street, Mahogany Grove, Albion Park Rail.

The males, a 19-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, then left the location before they allegedly returned armed with knives.

Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command were called to the location but upon arrival the three males had left the location and the 17-year-old and his friends had returned to the party.

Later, at about 2.40am today, it is alleged the same 19-year-old from the earlier incident entered the home on Melaleuca Way and an altercation broke out.

A 17-year-old boy suffered a stab wound to his thigh during the altercation.

Police and NSW Ambulance were called to the location.

NSW Ambulance Paramedics treated the boy and he was taken to Shellharbour Hospital.

Following inquiries, about 4.50pm today police attended a home on Melaleuca Way, Albion Park Rail, and arrested a 19-year-old man, a 27-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy.

They were taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

The 19-year-old man was charged with wound person with intent, two counts of affray, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and armed with intent.

The 27-year-old man was charged with affray, armed with intent and common assault.

The 17-year-old boy was charged with affray and armed with intent.

All three males were refused bail.

The 19-year-old man and the 27-year old man will both appear at Wollongong Local Court tomorrow.

The 17-year-old boy is due to appear in a Children’s Court on 19 September 2016.

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