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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Three teens charged with policewoman stabbing

Three teenagers will appear in a Sydney Children’s Court today over the stabbing of an off-duty policewoman in Sydney’s Inner West.

NSW Police say the off-duty officer had stopped to assist a distressed teenage girl on Alice Street, Newtown, about 1am yesterday morning, when she was confronted by a group of teenagers.

During the incident the off-duty Sergeant suffered a stab wound to her torso. She was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

Officers from Inner West Police Area Command commenced an investigation and three teenagers were last night arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station where the following charges were laid:

  • A 15-year-old boy from Randwick was charged with reckless wounding, possess prohibited drug, and enter enclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse. He was refused bail and will appear in a children’s court today.
  • A 15-year-old boy from Punchbowl was charged with enter enclosed land not prescribed premises without lawful excuse. He was given conditional bail to appear in a children’s court on Monday 21 September.
  • A 14-year-old girl from Marrickville has been charged with common assault. She has been refused bail and will appear in a children’s court today.

The victim is a serving NSW Police Officer attached to a specialist command in Sydney.

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