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Third child arrested over Melton shops violence

Melton Crime Investigation Unit investigators today arrested a third child over his alleged involvement in a violent incident at a shopping centre in Melton on April 15th.

Detectives took the 15-year-old Melton South boy into custody this morning. He has since been charged with armed with criminal intent, affray and possess control weapon. He was appeared in children’s court this afternoon.

The charges relate to an alleged incident at a shopping complex on Barries Road on April 15th following reports of a group of males armed with knives fighting at the centre around 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 www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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