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Police Search Underway After Teen Stabbed In Sydney's West

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Police are appealing for assistance after a teenaged boy was stabbed in Sydney's west yesterday afternoon.

The 16-year-old was reportedly walking through a park between Vernon and Lane Streets in Wentworthville when he was confronted by a man, who demanded money and cigarettes from him.

When the boy refused, the man stabbed him in the cheek and punched him, before attempting to stab him a second time.

The teenager managed to defend himself and escaped from the park, fleeing to a nearby street and contacting the police who began their investigation.

Police helicopters and search dogs were sent out after the incident, which occurred at about 3.30pm on Tuesday, but were unsuccessful in tracking down the alleged attacker.

The man is described as being about 183 cm tall and of Middle Eastern appearance, with a bald head and large black beard; at the time of the stabbing, he was wearing white Adidas tracksuit pants with no shirt or shoes.

He is said to have tattoos on his chest and left hand, and has three gold teeth.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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