Up to 40 youths in Hoppers Crossing affray, stabbing


By Alesha Capone

Police have today charged 15 youths in relation to an alleged affray in Hoppers Crossing, which led to a teenager being stabbed, last week.

Victoria Police said, in a statement, that they believed approximately 40 youths met at a carpark on Derrimut Road at around 5.30pm on May 23, where the alleged affray took place.

As a result of this, a 17-year-old male attended a hospital in Werribee with suspected stab wounds.

Detectives executed warrants in Hoppers Crossing, Werribee, Point Cook, Deer Park, Burnside Heights, Tarneit, St Albans and Melton this morning.

As a result, 15 people have been arrested and have all been charged with affray, violent disorder and breaching the Chief Health Officer’s directions.

A 21-year-old female from Melton West was charged, along with 14 males including:

A 13-year-old from St Albans

A 14-year-old from St Albans

A 14-year-old from Hoppers Crossing

A 15-year-old from Point Cook

A 15-year-old from Werribee

A 15-year-old from Hoppers Crossing

A 15-year-old from Hoppers Crossing

A 16-year-old from Werribee

A 16-year-old from Burnside Heights

A 17-year-old from Tarneit

A 17-year-old from Deer Park

An 18-year-old from Hoppers Crossing

A 21-year-old from Werribee

A 22-year-old from Hoppers Crossing

The 15-year-old male from Point Cook and the 16-year-old males from Werribee and Burnside Heights have all been remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date.

Three of those charged have been released pending summons. The remaining nine people have been bailed to appear at a court at a later date.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing, and police urge anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au