Second youth charged following skatepark assault - Charlestown

Sunday, 11 September 2022 11:14:07 AM

A second youth has been charged over the alleged assault of another teenager on the state’s Hunter region.

On Thursday (8 September 2022), officers from Lake Macquarie Police District commenced an investigation after receiving information regarding an assault at a skatepark in Charlestown.

Police were told a 14-year-old male was allegedly assaulted by a group of males, causing him serious facial injuries. The teenager remains in John Hunter Hospital undergoing treatment.

Following inquiries, a 14-year-old boy was arrested and charged by detectives on Friday (9 September 2022). He remains before the courts.

About 5.30pm yesterday (Saturday 10 September 2022), investigators arrested as 12-year-old boy at a unit in Cooks Hill.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with assault with intent to rob in company cause grievous bodily harm.

The boy was refused bail to appear before a children’s court today (Sunday 11 September 2022).

Investigations continue.

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.