Teen charged after man stabbed during break and enter - Tamworth

Thursday, 18 November 2021 12:44:11 PM

A teenage boy has been charged after a man was stabbed during a break and enter at a home in Tamworth earlier this week.

About 12.10am on Wednesday (17 November 2021), emergency services were called to a home at Bowdens Lane, Tamworth, following reports of a break and enter and stabbing.

Police were told a group of males entered the home, before stabbing the occupant and stealing personal items.

The group were last seen fleeing the home in a stolen VW Polo, which was later found partially burnt out at Coledale.

Upon arrival, officers attached to Oxley Police District located a 51-year-old man with a stab wound to his abdomen and injuries to his hands.

He was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics, before being taken to Tamworth Base Hospital in a stable condition.

A 13-year-old boy was located hiding inside the Bowdens Lane home and arrested.

He was taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with aggravated break and enter commit serious indictable offence – armed, and breach of bail.

The teenage boy appeared at a children’s court on Wednesday 17 November 2021 where he was granted conditional bail and will next appear on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone with information, or dashcam footage from the area, to come forward.

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.