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Golf club, machete and baseball bat used in Wollongbar attack

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A youth has been charged after allegedly hitting another with a golf club during an altercation at Wollongbar on Saturday (January 20).

Two groups of teenage males arranged to meet each other at Rifle Range Road at about 2am, following a fight in Alstonville during which two girls were assaulted and a car was damaged.

A 16-year-old youth was allegedly armed with a golf club and two other youths were armed with a machete and baseball bat.

During the second fight the 16-year-old allegedly struck a 17-year-old youth in the head with the golf club, causing a deep laceration.

Another male then stomped on the 17-year-old’s head.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment to a deep laceration and a fractured skull.

About 4.20pm the same day, police raided a home on Opaki Place, Wollongbar, where they arrested a 16-year-old, who was taken to Lismore Police Station and charged.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Ballina Children’s Court on Monday, February 19.

About 5.05pm the same day, police arrested an 18-year-old who was taken to Lismore Police Station and charged with malicious damage and breach of bail in relation to the prior incident at Alstonville.

He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Sunday (January 21).

Inquiries are continuing and police say further arrests in relation to the incidents are likely.

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/

 


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