A teenager has been charged following an investigation into an alleged assault at a soccer match in Kurri Kurri earlier this month.
At about 8pm on Wednesday 12 May, a 16-year-old player was allegedly punched in the face at the conclusion of a soccer match held at Birralee Oval, knocking him unconscious.
The teen was transported to Kurri Kurri Hospital before being transferred to John Hunter Hospital for further treatment where it was revealed he had suffered a broken jaw and underwent surgery.
Officers from Newcastle Police District were notified about the incident on Thursday 13 May.
Following an investigation by detectives attached to Hunter Valley Police District, a 16-year-old boy was arrested after attending Cessnock Police Station just after 3pm yesterday (Monday 24 May).
He was charged with recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm and granted conditional bail to appear at a children’s court on Tuesday 15 June.
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