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Woman stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two girls, aged 13 and 14, at shopping centre

Nail salon worker is stabbed while trying to break up a fight between two girls, aged 13 and 14, at a shopping centre

  • A woman has been stabbed after breaking up an alleged teenage girls’ fight
  • Victim claims she intervened when the 13 and 14-year-old began arguing 
  • 13-year-old allegedly fled the scene but later handed herself in to NSW Police
  • She was charged with reckless wounding, affray and custody of knife in a public

A nail salon worker has been slashed with a knife while trying to break up a pair of brawling teenage shoppers, police allege.  

The fight took place at Warringah Mall in Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Monday afternoon. 

The victim, a 42-year-old woman, was treated by paramedics at the scene for a knife wound to her arm before being taken to hospital.

A woman has allegedly been stabbed in the arm (pictured) while trying to break up two fighting teenagers

The victim claims she was breaking up a fight between the two girls, aged 13 and 14, inside a shop at the mall.

When she approached them, one turned on her and allegedly slashed her with a concealed knife.

Emergency services were called to the shopping centre at 3pm, where police spoke to the 14-year-old girl, who was unhurt, and paramedics treated the victim.

The alleged incident took place at Warringah Mall in Sydney's Northern Beaches (pictured) on Monday

The alleged incident took place at Warringah Mall in Sydney’s Northern Beaches (pictured) on Monday

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

She was charged with reckless wounding, affray and custody of knife in a public.

The teen from Narraweena, also in Northern Sydney, was granted bail to appear at a children’s court on January 22.

The victim was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital (pictured) to recover from her knife wound

The victim was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital (pictured) to recover from her knife wound

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