Train nee­dle charges

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A TEENAGER on bail has been charged af­ter he al­legedly jammed more than a dozen nee­dles into a train seat for un­sus­pect­ing pas­sen­gers to sit on.

The 16-year-old boy has been charged with in­ten­tion­ally caus­ing in­jury, reck­lessly caus­ing in­jury, as­sault, as­sault with weapon and com­mit­ting an in­dictable of­fence while on bail.

The teenager is in cus­tody and ex­pected to ap­pear at a chil­dren’s court at a later date.

Vic­tim An­thony Ar­tusa came across the nasty sur­prise when he boarded a Mel­bourne-bound Water­gar­dens line train at West Footscray just be­fore 8am on Tues­day.

“Upon sit­ting down, I felt a prick in the back of my up­per leg re­gion. I checked my pock­ets think­ing I had left some­thing in there,” Mr Ar­tusa said.

He has since been given the med­i­cal all-clear.

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