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Emergency services were called to a fast-food restaurant on Centre Street, Casino, about 5.10pm on Sunday, 29 May, 2022, responding to reports of a brawl.

Officers from Richmond Police District attended along with NSW Ambulance paramedics and found two men with stab wounds.

A 17-year-old boy died at the scene; an 18-year-old man was taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

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, assisted by detectives attached to the State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad.

Following inquiries, a man, aged 18, was arrested at Casino Police Station about 9.50am yesterday (Wednesday, 15 June, 2022).

The man was charged with affray and use offensive weapon with intent to commit indictable offence.

He has been granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Casino Local Court on Wednesday 23 June 2022.

Investigations continue.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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