Tamworth youths appear over attack

TWO juveniles were granted conditional bail and another was refused bail after appearing in court to answer to charges relating to the stabbing and robbery of a Tamworth man on Sunday.

The three young men were arrested at various Tamworth homes and charged with aggravated robbery after police investigated the alleged assault at 4.50am.

A 22-year-old man was walking along Anthony Rd, South Tamworth, when he was approached by a group of people, who asked him for a cigarette.

When he refused, he was allegedly attacked by at least three members of the gang and fell to the ground.

During the altercation, the man suffered four stab wounds to his chest, one to his back and one to his right hand, as well as a deep laceration to his wrist. While police said the wounds were deep, Tamworth hospital treated the man for non-life-threatening injuries.

Following Tamworth detectives’ investigations, three juveniles were arrested.

They were initially refused bail until appearances in Tamworth Children’s Court on Monday.

Two of the juveniles were granted conditional bail, while the third was refused bail, all to reappear in Tamworth Local Court on April 10 for mention.

Detectives’ inquiries into the matter are continuing.

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