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Nail salon worker ‘stabbed by a teenage girl’ might never be able to move her arm properly again 

Nail salon worker who was stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two girls, 13 and 14, might never regain full movement of her arm

  • Girl, 13, has been charged over the alleged stabbing of a nail salon employee
  • Tracy Lam allegedly stabbed while breaking up altercation between two girls
  • She may never completely recover as wound included nerves and muscles 
  • Sydney northern beaches teen bailed to appear in a children’s court this month 

The nail salon worker who was allegedly stabbed by a teenage girl while attempting to break up a brawl may never completely recover.

Tracy Lam was rushed into emergency surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney after the incident at the Sea Nails & Spa salon in Warringah, on Sydney’s northern beaches on Monday afternoon.

The 42-year-old mother-of-one was told on Wednesday that she may never regain full movement in her right arm.

The girl charged over the alleged stabbing at a nail salon claims it was an accident 

Her husband – who also owns the nail salon that the fight between the 13-year-old and another girl, 14, broke out at – said the deep laceration damaged her nerves, muscles and an artery.

He told The Daily Telegraph the recovery process would ‘take a while – up to three months.’

‘She may not get 100 per cent movement back, it will depend on rehabilitation,’ Mr Lam said.

Nail salon worker Tracy Lam was allegedly stabbed with a knife while trying to break up a fight between two girls (pictured)

Nail salon worker Tracy Lam was allegedly stabbed with a knife while trying to break up a fight between two girls (pictured)

‘She’s a bit shaken up. I want her to have counselling soon.’

A 13-year-old girl is expected to front court later this month after the incident.   

Footage of the altercation posted to Snapchat shows Ms Lam bleeding profusely from a knife wound to her arm.

Footage of  Monday's alleged incident at Warringah Mall was posted on Snapchat

Footage of  Monday’s alleged incident at Warringah Mall was posted on Snapchat

The 13-year-old allegedly fled the scene but later turned herself in to police.   

Several teens claiming to know the girls involved in the altercation told Nine News the altercation was sparked by an earlier dispute over an ex-boyfriend.  

The other teenager, 14, involved in the altercation was not injured.   

‘She was trying to do the right thing,’ Mr Lam said.

‘She was trying to protect her customers.’

A Narraweena girl, 13, was charged with reckless wounding, affray and custody of knife in a public place.

She was bailed to appear at Surry Hills Children’s Court on January 22.

Tracy Lam sustained a knife would to her arm and was rushed to hospital 

Tracy Lam sustained a knife would to her arm and was rushed to hospital 

The alleged incident occurred at Warringah Mall (pictured) on Sydney's northern beaches

The alleged incident occurred at Warringah Mall (pictured) on Sydney’s northern beaches

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