Police have charged a teenage boy over an assault that left another teenager with a broken leg and face injuries on the state's South Coast yesterday.
About 5.30pm on Thursday August 13, a boy and girl, both aged 16, were walking along a dirt track at the intersection of Maling and Curalo streets, Eden, when they were approached by a group of teenage boys.
Police will allege the group began attacking the 16 year old boy, punching and kicking him on the ground, before fleeing the scene on foot.
The boy suffered a broken leg and serious face injuries and was treated on scene before being taken to South East Regional Hospital, the girl was uninjured.
Officers from South Coast Police District established a crime scene and detectives commenced an investigation.
Following inquiries, police attended a house in at about 10.50pm and arrested a 17 year old boy.
He was taken to Eden Police Station, where he was charged with reckless grievous bodily harm - in company.
The boy was granted conditional bail and is due to appear at a children's court on Wednesday, September 9.
The teenagers are known to each other.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 - information is treated in strict confidence.
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