NSW Police have charged a teenage girl with reckless wounding after stabbing a 23-year-old-man at a fast food restaurant. Emergency services were c
NSW Police have charged a teenage girl with reckless wounding after stabbing a 23-year-old-man at a fast food restaurant.
Emergency services were called to Woodcroft in western Sydney just before 10pm on Friday after a fight among a group of teenagers escalated.
A 15-year-old-girl and a 17-year-old boy were arrested following a search of the surrounding area by local police.
The man was allegedly stabbed by the 15-year-old girl and she was charged with reckless wounding. She has been granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court next month.
Police said the teenage male charged will be dealt with under the Young Offenders Act, which covers less serious crimes.
The injured man was taken to Westmead Hospital.
Incidents of assault in the Blacktown local government area are down two percent per year over the past 10 years, however juvenile female offender rates are stable, according to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.
Reckless wounding carries a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment in NSW.
When committed in the company of another person, the maximum penalty is 10 years.