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Teenagers to appear in court following Queanbeyan stabbing

Saturday, 08 April 2017 08:38:04 AM

Police will seek the extradition of two teenagers from the Australian Capital Territory to NSW after they were arrested yesterday following a fatal stabbing.

The two youths, aged 15 and 16, were arrested as part of the investigation into the stabbing murder of a 29-year-old service station employee in Queanbeyan on Thursday night (6 April 2017).

Officers from the Joint Counter Terrorism Task Force (JCTT), assisted by the Homicide Squad and Monaro Local Area Command, are investigating the incident as well as other incidents that occurred in Queanbeyan that night.

Just after 6.30am yesterday (Friday 7 April 2017), the two teenagers were arrested on the Monaro Highway, ACT.

They were taken to ACT Watch House.

JCTT officers have charged the pair via future court attendance notices with murder, robbery, wounding with intent and aggravated take and drive with conveyance. The older boy was also charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The teens will appear before a children’s court in the ACT today (Saturday 8 April 2017).

JCTT and Homicide Squad officers will seek the pair’s extradition to NSW.

The JCTT comprises officers from the NSW Police Force, Australian Federal Police, ASIO and the NSW Crime Commission.