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Serious assault of youth - Matraville

Saturday, 08 July 2017 03:20:52 AM

Police are investigating the serious assault of a boy in Matraville.

About 10.40pm (Friday 7 July 2017), a 16th birthday party was taking place at a home on Jennings Street, Matraville, when a number of uninvited guests entered the party.

After refusing to leave, they assaulted a 59-year-old man by punching him in the face. They also punched a 32-year-old man who was working as a private security guard at the event.

Other guests became involved in the altercation and it spilled into a side access path.

At this time a 16-year-old boy, who was a guest at the party, was punched to the rear of his head causing him to fall to the ground. Once on the ground his head and neck was stomped on, causing serious facial injuries.

The uninvited males, believed to number about 6-8, then fled the scene.

Police from Eastern Beaches Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

The 16-year-old male has been taken to St Vincent’s Hospital for treatment. He is in a stable condition.

The 59-year-old man was also conveyed to hospital for treatment to a facial laceration.

The 32-year-old man received no obvious injury.

Inquiries continue. No arrests have yet been made.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.