October 26 10:52 PM

TEEN CHARGED WITH MURDER

Police have charged a teenage boy over the alleged fatal stabbing of one boy and the serious wounding of another in Lake Macquarie last night.

Emergency services were called to a home on Parbury Road, Swansea, following reports two boys had been stabbed in the front yard about 8.20pm (Friday 17 September 2021).

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District found the boys, both aged 16, with stab wounds near the home.

Neighbours and police rendered assistance to the boys before NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived.

One of the boys died at the scene. The other was taken to John Hunter Hospital, where he underwent surgery and remains in a serious but stable condition.

Officers established a crime scene and commenced an investigation.
Following inquiries and a search of the area, officers found a 16-year-old boy in the backyard of the home on Parbury Road about 9.20pm (Friday 17 September 2021).
He was arrested and taken to Belmont Police Station, where he has since been charged with murder, and attempted murder.
He’s due to appear in a children’s court today (Saturday 18 September 2021).
Police will allege in court that the boy stabbed the other boys following a verbal argument outside the property.

Inquiries continue.