Third Boy Arrested After Melton Shopping Centre Affray

Melton Crime Investigation Unit investigators have this morning arrested a third child after he was allegedly involved in a violent incident at a shopping centre in Melton on 15 April.

Detectives arrested a 15-year-old Melton South boy, and he has since been charged with armed with criminal intent, affray and possess control weapon. He was directly presented to a children’s court this afternoon.

The charges relate to an alleged incident at a shopping complex on Barries Road on 15 April following reports of a group of males fighting, armed with edged weapons about 5pm.

Two other teens, who were allegedly involved in the affray, were arrested by police on 16 April.

A 16-year-old Harkness boy was charged with affray, recklessly cause injury, possess prohibited weapon, and being armed with criminal intent.

A 15-year-old Melton South boy was charged with affray, possess controlled weapon, and being armed with criminal intent.

They were both remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at

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