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Teenage boy arrested after a girl is hit in the face with a makeshift blow dart

Teenage boy is arrested after a 15-year-old girl is hit in the face with a ‘makeshift blow dart’

  • Teenage boy arrested after allegedly striking a girl in the face with a blow dart
  • Candi Hawtin was walking with friends in Cessnock NSW before the attack
  • A white Toyota Hilux was reported leaving the scene about 7pm on Wollombi Rd

A teenage boy has been arrested after allegedly striking a 15-year-old girl in the face with a makeshift blow dart, leaving a screw impaled in her cheek and narrowly missing her eye on Saturday.

Candi Hawtin was walking with a group of friends in Cessnock in the Hunter Region of NSW when a 17-year-old boy allegedly discharged a makeshift blow dart from inside a passing ute, firing the weapon at her face.

‘Some dog drove past my friends daughter tonight around 7.15pm near the metro service station on Wollombi Road and Francis Street and shot a blow dart out of the window hitting her in the face,’ a Facebook post appealing for information read.

A teenage boy has been arrested after allegedly striking a 15-year-old girl (pictured) in the face with a blow dart on Saturday 

The girl was taken to Cessnock hospital and then transferred to John Hunter Hospital where she underwent surgery to remove a screw lodged in her cheek. 

A white Toyota Hilux was reported by witnesses leaving the scene about 7.15pm on Wollombi Road. 

Officers from the Hunter Valley Police District were notified and have started an investigation.

The vehicle witnesses reported seeing at the scene was located a short time later.

Just after 4pm today on Sunday, a 17-year-old male was interviewed by investigators at Cessnock Police Station.

He has been arrested and remains in custody.

The girl was taken to Cessnock hospital and then transferred to John Hunter Hospital where she underwent surgery to remove a screw lodged in her cheek (pictured)

The girl was taken to Cessnock hospital and then transferred to John Hunter Hospital where she underwent surgery to remove a screw lodged in her cheek (pictured)

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