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NSW Police report that a teenage boy has been charged with murder following the death of a youth and the wounding of another yesterday.

Emergency services were called to a fast-food restaurant on Centre Street, Casino, at about 5.10pm yesterday (Sunday, 29 May), responding to reports of a brawl.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended along with NSW Ambulance and found youths suffering stab wounds.

A 17-year-old boy died at the scene; an 18-year-old man was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment. He remains there in a stable condition.

A crime scene was established and forensically examined by specialist police.

Detectives from Richmond Police District formed Strike Force Meryta and commenced an investigation into the incident. Richmond PD detectives are being assisted by detectives attached to the state Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

Following inquiries, a teenage boy, also aged 17, was arrested on Diary Street, Casino, at 7.45pm.

He was taken to Casino Police Station where he was charged with murder, reckless wounding, and affray.

The youth has been refused bail to appear at a Children’s Court today (Monday 30 May).

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  1. Tragic. We drove past last night and saw lots of young people around, hugging each other by the light of flashing police lights and wondered what had happened.

  2. Condolences to the family of the young man and I hope the other young man recovers well .
    A huge tragedy for all the families involved .


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