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Stab attack: Sydney teen 'gutted' in park

| 01.06,09. 01:07 PM |

Stab attack: Sydney teen 'gutted' in park


June 1, 2009 - 7:13AM

A teenager is in a critical condition after being stabbed in the stomach at a park in Sydney's west last night.

Police and paramedics were called to a house in Kenyons Road, Merrylands, about 10.10pm where they found the 17-year-old boy suffering serious stab wounds to the stomach.

Police were told by the person who called triple-0 that the boy was stabbed at a park in nearby Rickard Street.

It's understood the caller was hysterical and mentioned a machete was used in the attack.

2GB reported the 17-year-old's stomach had been cut and that he'd been "gutted", but police could not confirm this.

He was taken to Westmead Hospital, where he was in a critical condition and will have surgery later today.

Police arrested a 21-year-old man and a 26-year-old man at a home in Rickard Street about 1am.

They were questioned at Merrylands Police Station but later released.

Police could not say whether the pair knew the victim.

No weapon has been found by police, a police spokesman said.

Police today were expected to search the park and nearby homes, he said.

Anyone with information about the stabbing can contact Merrylands Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.




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