Teenagers charged over fatal stabbing, alleged kidnapping

Eight teenagers have been charged over a death and an alleged kidnapping in Melbourne’s north-east, with four of the suspects arrested at the airport.

A 25-year-old Thomastown man died after he was assaulted and stabbed at a home in Heidelberg West on October 16.

Teens charged over man’s death and alleged kidnapping of a second man.Credit:Paul Rovere

A 20-year-old man from Reservoir, who was allegedly kidnapped, was found inside a car left at the property.

Police believe up to 10 offenders were involved.

Nine people have been arrested, with four taken into custody at Melbourne Airport.

Four 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old from Preston have been charged with both murder and kidnapping, while two 18-year-olds and a 16-year old have been charged with kidnapping.

Another 16-year-old was arrested earlier in November, but released pending further enquiries.

Detective Inspector Dean Thomas from Victoria Police’s Homicide Squad said investigators would hold anyone involved to account.


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