Two girls have been charged as investigations continue into the alleged assault and detainment of a 13-year-old boy in the state’s south yesterday.
Between midnight and 3.30am (Thursday 19 March 2020), a group of young people met up on Corella Street, North Albury.
Police have been told the group assaulted a 13-year-old boy, who was known to them.
The boy was allegedly punched and kicked repeatedly, before his phone was taken from him.
The group then allegedly took the 13-year-old boy to a nearby house, where they continued to assault him, covered his mouth with duct tape, cut his hair and burned him with a cigarette lighter.
Several hours later, the boy fled the house and returned home where police were called.
The boy was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics for bruising and burns.
Officers from Murray River Police District commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Following inquiries, two girls – aged 12 and 13 – were arrested at a home in Albury about 11am yesterday (Thursday 19 March 2020).
Both girls were taken to Albury Police Station and charged with aggravated robbery in company and take and detain in company.
The pair was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Friday 20 March 2020).
Investigations are continuing.