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Youth charged over Lismore assault

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A 13-year-old boy will appear in court after he allegedly assaulted a man in Lismore last month.

About 10.20pm on Friday 28 October, while walking along Uralba Street, a 19-year-old man was followed by a group of five youths.

The man began run but the group caught up with him at the intersection of Hunter Street.

They allegedly threatened and then assaulted the man.

Police allege the 13-year-old boy picked up a large rock and threw it at the man’s head, causing a large wound above his left eye.

The man ran towards Lismore Base Hospital and collapsed out the front.

He was assisted by a security guard at the hospital, who chased the group away.

The man was admitted to hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery to treat a compressed skull fracture.

At about 9am on Wednesday police arrested the 13-year-old boy in Boronia Street, Casino.

Police allege that the boy began to assault and resist them as they took him outside.

The 13-year-old boy was taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with wounding a person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, assaulting a police officer and resisting an officer.

He appeared before Casino Children’s Court, where he was bail refused and will re-appear in Lismore Children’s Court today.

Police have identified another youth allegedly involved in the incident, and are still looking for three boys who may be able to assist with their investigation.

They are only described as being Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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