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Teenage Boy Has Been Stabbed To Death At The Sydney Royal Easter Show

Stewart Perrie

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Teenage Boy Has Been Stabbed To Death At The Sydney Royal Easter Show

Featured Image Credit: 9News

A teenage boy has been stabbed to death at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

Footage uploaded to social media showed how a brawl broke out in front of a ride at the annual event last night.

The violent scenes played out as horrified families tried to avoid getting caught up in the melee.

During this fight, a 17-year-old was stabbed in the chest and a 16-year-old was knifed in the leg.

Paramedics were called and they transported the two teens to Westmead Hospital for further treatment.

Sadly, the older victim couldn't be saved and he was pronounced dead.

The 16-year-old is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital, according to News Corp.

Credit: 9News
Credit: 9News

Inspector Mark Whittaker of NSW Ambulance said in a statement: “Paramedics performed CPR and a number of other critical interventions at the scene before loading the patients to Westmead Hospital.

“Unfortunately despite best efforts he couldn’t be resuscitated.

“There’s no doubt this would have been a very confronting scene for the dozens of witnesses who were out to enjoy an evening at the Royal Easter Show.”

NSW Police has confirmed an investigation is now underway.

A statement posted overnight said: "A male was arrested nearby a short time later and will be taken to Auburn Police Station.

"Show visitors have been moved out of the area with a crime scene established.

"Inquiries are underway by detectives from Auburn Police Area Command, assisted by State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad."

This is the second controversy to hit the Royal Easter Show this year after a child narrowly escaped possible danger when the ride he was on didn't properly restrain him.

Credit: Facebook
Credit: Facebook

A picture was uploaded to social media over the weekend showing how the boy's safety harness hadn't come down properly on the Free Fall ride.

The boy’s mother, Sky Boustani Curtis, said that aside from stopping the ride, the carnival workers did little to help her four-year-old son Tristan.

“The (operator) girl stopped the ride but didn’t get out of her booth so another father ended up getting him to climb down to him,” she told the Daily Telegraph.

Boustani Curtis added that neither she or her husband were 'not tall enough to reach him'.

“They simply did not pull his harness down [and] didn’t check him," Boustani said.

The mum has now filed an incident report, but was yet to personally hear from the organisers of the Easter Show.

The ride has been shut down indefinitely.

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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