Lake Macquarie stabbing: Tragedy as girl, 10, allegedly stabbed to death by her sister, 17 in Boolaroo, NSW


A young girl has allegedly been stabbed to death by her teenage sister in NSW‘s Lake Macquarie region.

Dozens of police remained at the scene in Thurston Street on Monday night

Emergency services rushed to a home in Thurston Street, Boolaroo near Newcastle about 3.45pm on Monday following reports of a stabbing.

Paramedics treated a 10-year-old girl at the scene for multiple stab wounds but she was unable to be revived.

Police arrested a 17-year-old girl at the home, and she was taken to Belmont Police Station and is currently assisting with inquiries. 

No charges have been laid.

The girl’s death has rocked the close-knit neighbourhood.

‘It is just beyond words,’ a neighbour who knew the girl’s family told the Sydney Morning Herald.

‘We are grieving’.

Another resident told the Newcastle Herald that no one expected anything so horrific to happen in their neighbourhood.

Others had no idea anything was wrong until multiple sirens were heard blaring down the usually quiet street.

There are no other reports of injuries, and a crime scene has been established as investigations continue, with most of the street cordoned off with police tape.

Thurston Street was expected to remain blocked off until well into the night.

Forensic officers have arrived at the home to examine and photograph the crime scene and collect potential evidence.

Photos from the scene show shocked locals gathering outside the crime scene.

A number of police vehicles remained parked in the street as detectives were seen coming and going from the home.

The latest incident follows a spate of fatal stabbings across NSW in recent weeks.

It’s been two weeks since five women and a shopping centre security guards lost their lives during a stabbing rampage at Westfield Bondi Junction.

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