Sydney Royal Easter Show horror as teen stabbed to death in brawl

A teenager has died after being stabbed in the chest and another was arrested following a brawl at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

A teenager is in custody after a 17-year-old was stabbed to death during a wild brawl at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

The brawl allegedly broke out in front of the circus clown carnival game about 8pm, as shocked onlookers walked past.

Emergency services rushed to the annual Easter event to find two teenagers suffering from stab wounds.

The 17-year-old was critically injured after he was stabbed in the chest, while another 16-year-old boy suffered stab wounds to his leg.

Confronting footage shows paramedics desperately performing CPR and injecting the 17-year-old with blood to keep him alive.

Despite best efforts from paramedics, the teenager died on the way to hospital.

“When paramedics arrived, one of the patients was in cardiac arrest after having suffered a traumatic chest wound,” NSW Ambulance Inspector Mark Whittaker said.

“Paramedics performed CPR and a number of other critical interventions at the scene before loading the patient for transport to Westmead Hospital, unfortunately despite best efforts he couldn’t be resuscitated.”

A 15-year-old boy was arrested a short time later and remains in police custody at Auburn Police Station.

Footage taken by onlookers shows two men fighting, with one throwing multiple punches at the other boy’s ribs and head before another man jumped in to defend him.

In another video, police are seen arresting one of the teenagers, handcuffing him as he lays facedown on the ground.

Police were forced to close sections of the show as they began their investigation.

The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales (RAS) released a statement following the tragedy.

“The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales is shocked and saddened following the tragic loss of life on Monday night as a result of a fatal stabbing in the adult carnival, and our sympathies are extended to the family and loved ones of the deceased person,” the statement said.

“The adult carnival at the Sydney Royal Easter Show will remain closed on Tuesday, 12 April, while police continue investigations following the incident.”

All other elements of the show will remain open on Tuesday.

“The RAS does not tolerate or condone any violence or anti-social behaviour and we join with NSW Police and the wider community in condemning this appalling behaviour and unnecessary loss of life,” the statement read.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has mobile phone vision is urged to call Auburn Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Originally published as Teen dead after stabbing in brawl at Sydney Royal Easter Show captured on video

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