- Girl at social welfare facility allegedly was angered when mother tried to leave
- She became aggressive before lashing out and injuring the female carer
- The child was charged with unlawful wounding and taken into police custody
An 11-year-old girl living at a Townsville social welfare facility has allegedly stabbed her carer in the back with a pencil after becoming aggressive when her mother went to leave.
It’s understood the child’s mother had been visiting the facility and was attempting to depart when her daughter became enraged.
The female victim reportedly turned her back to the child after she became aggressive and started lashing out, the Townsville Bulletin reports.
An 11-year-old girl at social welfare facility was allegedly was angered when her mother tried to leave, so much so that she stabbed her carer in the back with a pencil
The child was charged with unlawful wounding and taken into police custody, before being granted bail.
The young girl is set to face court on September 20.
Child Protection Investigation Unit officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Dave Miles explained police would allege the victim experienced pain in the upper left-hand side of her back after turning her back to the child.
The child was charged with unlawful wounding befor being taken into police custody
‘It will be alleged the child was in an argument with the victim,’ he said.
‘During the course of that argument the victim has turned her back towards the offender and then experienced immediate pain in her back.’
‘The child was seen to be holding what is believed to be a pencil in her hand and the victim has suffered a penetrative stab wound.’
It’s understood when officers arrived on the scene the child was threatening to impale her carer again but was restrained by police
It’s understood when officers arrived on the scene the child was threatening to impale her carer again but was restrained by police.
Sen-Sgt Miles was particularly concerned by the age of the offender, explaining the violence used was ‘disproportionate’ to the nature of the argument.
He said police would allege the alarming attack demonstrated the child had a propensity to use violence towards others.
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