Teen charged after stabbing in East Maitland


A teenage boy has now been charged following investigations into the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in East Maitland yesterday.

Police will allege the incident occurred at about 7.20pm yesterday (Thursday 28 May), when two boys aged 16, were travelling on a train between Beresfield and Maitland Railway Station.

The pair, who are known to each other, became involved in a verbal argument before one of the boys produced a knife and stabbed the other in the abdomen.

The injured boy alighted from the train at Victoria Street Railway Station where he approached a train guard for assistance.

The train doors were locked as the train left the station, and police were called.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District arrived at Maitland Railway Station where they entered the train carriage and arrested the youth.

He was taken to Maitland Police Station where he was later charged with wound with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, reckless wounding and having custody of a knife in a public place.

He was refused bail and will appear in Broadmeadow Children’s Court today (Friday 29 May).

The injured boy underwent surgery and remains in a stable condition.