Teenagers charged after double stabbing in Balmain

Two teenagers have been charged, and one will appear in court today, after two men were allegedly stabbed in Sydney’s inner west earlier this month.

About 8.30pm on Tuesday 15 September 2020, emergency services were called to Darling Street, Balmain, following reports two men had been assaulted.

It will be alleged in court that two men, aged 18 and 22, were walking with a group of friends towards a bus stop near Gladstone Park when they became involved in an argument with two unknown males.

One of the males allegedly produced a knife and stabbed the younger man in the stomach before fleeing the scene. The older man sustained stab wounds to his shoulder.

Officers attached to Leichhardt Police Area Command established a crime scene and commenced inquiries under Strike Force Gerathy into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

About 4.15pm on Tuesday 22 September 2020, a 16-year-old boy was arrested at Maroubra and taken to Maroubra Police Station.

He was charged with two counts of wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence.

The teenager was refused bail and appeared before a children’s court on Wednesday 23 September 2020, where he was granted strict conditional bail to reappear before a children’s court on Tuesday 24 November 2020.

About 4pm on Wednesday 16 September 2020, a 17-year-old boy was arrested after attending Mascot Police Station. While at the station, the teen required medical attention and was transferred to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

About 1pm yesterday (Tuesday 29 September 2020), he was arrested upon release from hospital and taken to Burwood Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The teenager was refused bail to appear at a children’s court today (Wednesday 30 September 2020).

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