Police have today arrested a 17-year-old boy in relation to an alleged stabbing on Buckingham Street, Springvale earlier this month.
Police from the Southern Metro Regional Crime Team and Dandenong Crime Investigation Unit executed a search warrant at a residential address in north-west Melbourne this morning, leading to the arrest of the 17-year-old and seizure of two machetes, a mobile phone and clothing.
It is alleged the boy, along with two other males and a female, approached a 23-year-old male on Thursday 16 June around 9.30pm. Police believe the victim was knocked to the ground and stabbed multiple times by the group.
The victim ran from the scene and called Triple Zero (000) from a nearby business. He was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and discharged the next day.
The 17-year-old boy has been charged with intentionally causing injury, unlawful assault, affray and possession of a controlled weapon. He was this afternoon due to appear before a children’s court.
Police are continuing to investigate and ask anyone who witnessed the incident or has information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.auExternal Link.
Quotes attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant David Cox:
“Today, we have sent a clear message to anyone carrying a knife- you are going to get caught and the potential consequences are severe.
“There are absolutely no winners associated with carrying and using knives – it only leads to injury, death or a significant period in a prison cell.
“It’s only a matter of time until we knock on the door of the other people involved in this incident – we have a number of active lines of enquiry and today’s arrest should serve as a warning that the net is closing on you.
“Police will continue to work alongside local community and youth organisations to keep young people away from arming themselves with a knife and ultimately making a terrible life decision.”