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Investigation underway after girl stabbed – Blacktown

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify the person responsible after a teenage girl was stabbed in the back at Blacktown yesterday.

It was about 8.30pm (Thursday 12 May 2016), emergency services were called to Swinson Road, where they found a 14-year-old girl with a laceration to her back. She was taken to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers from Blacktown Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.

Police have been told, the girl and a 15-year-old boy were walking together when they were approached by a man, who threatened them and demanded the girl’s backpack.

During a struggle the girl was stabbed and her backpack taken.

Police are now looking for a man who they believe can assist with their investigation.

He is described as Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, with a thick black beard and a large build. He was seen wearing dark clothing.

 

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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ 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.

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