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Teenager arrested for alleged attempted murder

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

BULTFONTEIN - A 15-year-old suspect was arrested after he allegedly stabbed a 14-year-old boy several times.

On 09 May 2023 at about 22:15, the victim was allegedly collected from his home in Khotha Section in Phahameng, Bultfontein. He was forced to go to the graveyard in Diamant Street, Phahameng, where the suspect allegedly stabbed him several times.

The victim sustained stab wounds on his back, hands, chest and neck. The victim managed to flee and seek help at a nearby house. He was admitted to the hospital for medical treatment.

Police responded to the scene and a case of attempted murder was registered. The suspect was traced and arrested shortly after the stabbing incident. A knife suspected to have been used was also seized.

He will appear in the Bultfontein Magistrate’s Court facing a charge of attempted murder.


Captain Stephen Thakeng
079 528 4811