STABBING AT BROADMEADOW LEADS TO ARREST OF THREE TEENS

Two teenagers have been charged with the stabbing of a man in Broadmeadow yesterday.

At around 4pm (Thursday 16 January 2020), emergency services were called to a laneway between Teralba and Brunker roads following a fight between four males.

Police were told that a 67-year-old man and a 17-year-old began arguing before two others, also aged 17 joined in.

As the older man walked away, he was allegedly stabbed in the back.

Police created a crime scene and arrested one teen when he returned to the laneway.

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station where he was charged with reckless wounding in company.

A second teen was arrested at his home on Park Street in Merewether and has also been charged with reckless wounding in company.

Both were granted bail to appear in a children’s court on Monday Monday 3 February 2020.

Police continue to make inquiries to locate a third teen.

The injured man was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he remains in a stable condition.