Teenager charged over serious assault at Eden, NSW

Police have charged a teenage boy over an assault that left another teenager with a broken leg and face injuries on the state’s South Coast yesterday.

About 5.30pm (Thursday 13 August 2020), 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 10.50pm (Thursday 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.

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

The teenagers are known to each other.

Inquiries continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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