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Three teenagers charged following serious assault - Lake Macquarie

Sunday, 01 January 2023 12:53:41 PM

Three teenagers have been charged after another teen suffered serious injuries in an alleged assault in Lake Macquarie overnight.

About 12.10am (Sunday 1 January 2023), emergency services were called to Ocean Street, Dudley, following reports of an assault.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District attended and were told a 16-year-old boy had been struck to the head with a glass bottle, suffering serious lacerations.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics and taken to John Hunter hospital in a critical condition, where he remains in an induced coma.

A crime scene was established, and police have commenced inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Two males, aged 17 and 16, were arrested nearby and taken to Belmont Police Station.

Another 17-year-old male was arrested at Belmont Police Station a short time later.

All three males have been charged with reckless grievous bodily harm in company, and reckless wounding in company, and were refused bail to appear in Children's Court today (Sunday 1 January 2023).

Anyone with information into the incident is urged to contact Lake Macquarie police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.