14 August 2020

Teen charged over assault that breaks boy's leg

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Police have charged a teenage boy over an assault that left an Eden boy with a broken leg and face injuries.

About 5:30 pm on Thursday 13 August, a boy and girl, both aged 16, were walking along a dirt track at the intersection of Maling and Curalo streets, Eden, when they were approached by a group of teenage boys.

Police will allege the group began attacking the 16-year-old boy, punching and kicking him on the ground, before fleeing the scene on foot.

The boy suffered a broken leg and serious face injuries and was treated on scene before being taken to South East Regional Hospital. The girl was uninjured.

Officers from South Coast Police District established a crime scene and detectives commenced an investigation.

Following inquiries, police attended a house on Moorhead Street, Eden, about 10:50 pm on 13 August 2020 and arrested a 17-year-old boy.

He was taken to Eden Police Station, where he was charged with reckless grievous bodily harm – in company.

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The boy was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at a children’s court on 9 September.

The teenagers are known to each other.

Inquiries continue.

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