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Source: State of Victoria Police

Friday, 6 November 2020 04:16

Detectives from Taskforce Wayward have arrested six males after three male teenagers were allegedly assaulted with machetes in Werribee late October.

The incident occurred at a park on Rosella Avenue about 6.45pm on 31 October.

The males, allegedly armed with poles, knives and machetes, approached another group of males and assaulted them.

During the incident a 17-year-old boy was struck with a machete, causing serious injuries to his lower body.

The Hoppers Crossing boy managed to run away to a nearby property and was allegedly followed and verbally threatened.

The other victims also fled from the scene, but the group allegedly followed them to another location before assaulting two 18-year-old men with weapons.

One victim, from Truganina, received a serious laceration to his head.

The pair fled on foot and were later taken to hospital for treatment.

The Hoppers Crossing boy also required hospitalisation following the incident.

Detectives today executed nine warrants across Melbourne’s north west and arrested six males.

Two 15-year-old boys from Point Cook and Melton South, and a 14-year-old from Albanvale have been charged with violent disorder, possess controlled weapon and commit indictable offence on bail.

All three have been remanded to appear before a children’s court at a later date.

A 22-year-old man from Deer Park has been charged with violent disorder, possess controlled weapon, commit indictable offence on bail and fail to provide information.

He was remanded to appear before Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 17 November.

A 21-year-old man from Hoppers Crossing has been charged with violent disorder and was bailed to appear before Sunshine Magistrates’ Court on 23 June 2021.

A 23-year-old Hoppers Crossing man was released without charged.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Nikki Ladgrove

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