Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 16-year-old boy was brutally attacked in Mosman last Thursday.
The local school student was walking through Reservoir Park, Brady St around 6:30 pm when three black-clad males armed with a brick, and a knife ambushed the teen.
The victim, who suffered deep lacerations to his head and hand, was taken to hospital as Detectives launched an extensive search for the brazen offenders.
Hotel Mosman Manager Scott Williams said he rushed to the scene after being alerted to the horrifying incident by a customer.
Detectives have launched an investigation into the brutal attack and will be patrolling Reservoir Park after school hours.
“I was told a kid had been hit in the head with a brick, so I grabbed ice and some towels to do whatever I could,” Mr Williams said.
“The boy was in some distress and was bleeding from a deep gash to his head.
“Four girls – aged about 16 – were nearby, and one of them called the boy’s father, who rushed to the scene.”
Locals enjoying lunch at Reservoir Park this week, but local teens have turned it into a “Clubhouse” after school hours, say residents.
Mr Williams said the brutal bashing did not come as a surprise, with scores of under-age drinkers gathering in Reservoir Park regularly.
“It has become a meeting place for kids to loiter after school hours and get up to no good,” Mr Williams said.
“They kick things, smash glasses, and leave rubbish everywhere.
“If you walk through the park, you’ll nearly always find Nangs (nitrous oxide bulbs) strewn around.
“Many of our regular customers use Reservoir Park as an access point to the Bridlewood Gardens complex on Brady St – but they don’t feel safe walking that way home anymore.
“Something needs to be done.”
Mosman Collective photographer Graham Monro found scores of discarded Nangs, beer bottles and tiny plastic bags at Reservoir Park this week.
The brawl is the latest anti-social incident in the secluded park, which is located behind Boronia House.
Last December, Mosman Collective reported the sickening attack on a baby Brush Turkey that was found strung up with a broken neck, alongside other evidence of a Christmas Party that had taken a dark turn.
Angry Bridlewood Gardens residents, many of them elderly, have told Mosman Collective they are frightened to use the park as a thoroughfare to their Brady St homes.
“There is a back gate entrance to Bridlewood Gardens that residents no longer access because of intimidation by loitering teenagers in the evenings,” one local, who did not wish to be identified, said.