Teenager charged over scissors wounding incident
A Roebourne youth has been charged with wounding after he allegedly threw a pair of scissors at another teenager during an argument on Australia Day.
It is alleged a 15-year-old boy struck a 13-year-old known to him with the scissors while they were speaking at a local house on Friday afternoon.
The scissors allegedly punctured the younger boy’s back.
He was taken to Nickol Bay Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released later the same day.
The 15-year-old is facing a charge of wounding and is due to re-appear in Karratha Magistrate’s Court next month.
Roebourne police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Tom Daly said scissors could cause severe wounding in some circumstances and it was lucky the victim had not been more seriously injured.
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