CONDITIONAL BAIL: Three youths have been granted strict conditional bail after a man was stabbed with a glass bottle in Goonellabah. Picture: NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard
CONDITIONAL BAIL: Three youths have been granted strict conditional bail after a man was stabbed with a glass bottle in Goonellabah. Picture: NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard

Boy, 13, one of three arrested over brawl, stabbing at G'bah

UPDATE, 12.45pm: THREE juveniles have been charged after a brawl at Goonellabah.

About 10pm on Friday, two men - aged 38 and 19 - and a 16-year-old boy were at a home on Allingham Place, Goonellabah, when the house was struck by rocks.

Outside the home they were confronted by a group of more than a dozen youths; the older man was allegedly stabbed in the arm with a glass bottle, and the 19-year-old man hit in the head and body with a metal pole.

The group fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Both men were taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

Officers from Richmond Police District commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, about 9.45pm on Saturday, police attended a home in Goonellabah and arrested a 13-year-old boy.

Following further inquiries, police arrested two boys, aged 15, at separate Goonellabah addresses yesterday.

All three have been charged with affray and granted conditional bail to appear at a children's court on January 29, 2021.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

Original story: POLICE have arrested several youths in relation to the stabbing of a man in Goonellabah and said they expect to make more arrests over the incident.

Richmond Police District Inspector David Vandergriend said officers have arrested three youths in relation to Friday nights fight in Goonellabah.

He said it was a very serious crime and will have significant consequences for those involved.

"During the fight, a 38-year-old man was stabbed with a glass bottle and a 19-year-old man was struck a number of times with a metal pole," he said.

"Police have charged three youths with the incident and they are now on strict conditional bail and we expect that further arrests are imminent."

Insp Vandergriend said they were conducting several lines of inquiry.

"CCTV is currently being reviewed to further identify involved parties," he said.

"Forensic officers are also examining exhibits found at the scene which have been seized for examination and which we expect will help identify further suspects."

Insp Vandergriend also called for anyone involved to contact police either directly at Lismore Police Station or through Crime Stoppers in 1800 333 000.

"We encourage anyone who may have been involved to come forward," he said.

"If any young people were involved and wish to speak confidently with police and provide information, they can come down with an adult family member or adult support person.

"Or they can call Crim Sstoppers on 1800 333 000."

Insp Vandergriend said the man who was stabbed was operated on at Lismore Base Hospital on Saturday.



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