Melbourne teen gang armed with knife chase through crowded Hoppers Crossing shopping mall


Shocking moment teen gang armed with a giant knife chase through a crowded shopping mall as terrified mum screams in horror

  • Three teenage boys face charges after alleged knife attack in Melbourne’s west
  • A 14-year-old boy went to hospital with minor injuries after the shocking incident
  • Three 16-year-old boys will face court after handing themselves in, say police

Three teenage boys have been charged after an alleged knife attack in a busy shopping centre, which sent shoppers screaming in fear. 

The shocking alleged assault was caught on camera at the Pacific Werribee shops in Hoppers Crossing, in Melbourne’s west on Thursday. 

The dramatic footage shows three teenagers approaching a hooded boy, as crowds of shoppers pass by the group. 

Suddenly one of the three allegedly swings a knife at the boy at least three times, while the other defends himself with a bag and a horrified mum screams out. 

 Footage shows three boys approaching a hooded boy, while he walks backwards (pictured)

The alleged assault was caught on camera (pictured) at the Pacific Werribee shops in Hoppers Crossing, in Melbourne's west on Thursday

The alleged assault was caught on camera (pictured) at the Pacific Werribee shops in Hoppers Crossing, in Melbourne’s west on Thursday

The allegedly armed teenager then chases the other around the shopping centre level, while his two friends appear to try and hold him back. 

He pushes them away and allegedly continues to chase the other boy as frightened shoppers scream and run for cover. 

A 14-year-old boy went to hospital with minor injuries, while three 16-year-old boys were charged with affray, recklessly causing injury, theft and weapons offences.

The alleged offenders fled on foot initially, before three boys later handed themselves in, police say. 

The trio have been bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date. 

The three 16-year-old boys have been bailed to appear at a children's court at a later date (pictured, the Pacific Werribee shopping complex in Melbourne's west, where the assault allegedly occurred)

The three 16-year-old boys have been bailed to appear at a children’s court at a later date (pictured, the Pacific Werribee shopping complex in Melbourne’s west, where the assault allegedly occurred)

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