NSW police charge teen after man stabbed at Leeton

A teenager will face children’s court today after a man was stabbed at Leeton, in the state’s south west.

Police have been told two men, aged in their 30s, were walking along Wirilda Street about 3pm Saturday (14 September 2019), when they were approached by a teenage boy.

The teen allegedly knocked one of the men to the ground before threatening the second man with a knife.

He allegedly demanded property and money from the two men, before stabbing one of the men in the chest and fleeing.

The man sustained minor injuries to his chest as a result and was attended to by NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

Officers from Murrumbidgee Police District commenced an investigation and, following inquiries, a 17-year-old youth was arrested when he attended Leeton Police Station yesterday (Monday 16 September 2019).

He has now been charged with robbery with offensive weapon, and being armed with intent to rob.

He has been refused bail and is due to appear before a children’s court today (Tuesday 17 September 2019).

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