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Teenage boy, 17, charged over brutal stabbing at Murray’s Beach in Sawtell

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Teen boy charged with brutal beach stab that left a child fighting for his life in hospital – after horror images shared online, children ‘needed therapy’

  • A 17-year-old has been charged with allegedly stabbing another teen at a party
  • There were about 100 teenagers at the beach party in Sawtell on the north coast of NSW
  • A fight broke out and the 16-year-old was stabbed with a knife on camera
  • Graphics of the terrifying incident are circulating on social media










A 17-year-old boy has been charged with allegedly stabbing another teen during a wild brawl on the beach captured in a disturbing video.

Police confirmed that the accused knifeman was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lismore Police Station and charged with affray and injuring a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Footage shows a 16-year-old in a white shirt and backpack fighting another man in dark clothes, brandishing a knife on Murray’s Beach in Sawtell on the NSW north coast, while more than 100 other teens are on the illegal road. beach bash watching in horror.

A local MP even warned young people who saw it circulating on social media on the spot or later to seek help.

Police released this image of a teenager they wanted to speak to in connection with the incident

Some try to pull the couple apart as punches are thrown, but the altercation continued and the teen in the white shirt can be stabbed with a frenzied overhead attack.

The young man was fighting for his life after being rushed to Coffs Harbor Base Hospital just after 8pm on Sunday night and is now in a serious but stable condition.

Emergency services found him with injuries to his back, abdomen and arms as witnesses desperately tried to help before paramedics arrived.

“The fight started between a number of other parties,” Chief Inspector Brendan Gorman said.

“One man intervened, then the alleged perpetrator intervened in that fight.”

After the police who broke the lockdown dispersed, street fighting broke out in the normally quiet community.

Officers from the Coffs/Clarence precinct have formed Strike Force Duper to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident, police said.

The detectives seized a number of items from the crime scene and scrolled through CCTV footage for the past 24 hours.

With the graphic video circulating on social media, Coffs Harbor MP Gurmesh Singh urged those who were there or who saw it online to seek therapy if necessary.

The wild brawl took place on Murray's Beach in Sawtell on the north coast of NSW

Footage shows a 16-year-old in a white shirt and backpack fighting another man in dark clothes, brandishing a knife

Footage shows a 16-year-old in a white shirt and backpack fighting another man in dark clothes, brandishing a knife on Murray’s Beach in Sawtell on the NSW north coast, while more than 100 other teens are on the run illegally. beach party watching in horror

“I would warn anyone who is sent the video not to watch it,” said Gurmesh Singh, Nationals State MP for Coffs Harbour.

“There will be a lot of young people around who need support after seeing those horrific scenes.”

Witnesses say a police vehicle was used to get the boy off the beach as paramedics battled to keep him alive.

Locals in Sawtell were shocked that their small beachfront village was overrun with teenagers on Sunday evening, with some breaking into residents’ cars and reportedly destroying property.

The 16-year-old was one of more than 100 at the lockdown-breaking party at Sawtell Beach (pictured) near Coffs Harbor on the north coast of NSW

The 16-year-old was one of more than 100 at the lockdown-breaking party at Sawtell Beach (pictured) near Coffs Harbor on the north coast of NSW

“The streets were crazy with kids last night!” a local wrote on the local Sawtell Facebook group.

Another added: ‘They punched a hole in the gate to the pub car park, ripped an unstoppable sign out of the ground and looked like they were trying to break into the bottle shop too.’

“It’s downright disgusting and scary to have kids these days,” said a third. ‘Stabing other people and filming and forwarding it via social media.’

The teen was denied bail and is due to appear in juvenile court on Wednesday.

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