Detectives from the Homicide Squad have charged six teens following the death of a 16-year-old boy in Reservoir earlier this month.
A 17-year-old Taylors Hill boy, 17-year-old Tarneit boy, 15-year-old Hoppers Crossing boy, 16-year-old Yarraville boy, 14-year-old Meadow Heights boy and a 13-year-old Meadow Heights boy have all been charged with murder.
They will face a children’s court today.
A 17-year-old Clifton Hill girl has been released pending further enquiries.
A 19-year-old South Melbourne man and a 15-year-old Werribee boy were both arrested by police today in relation to unrelated matters.
The 19-year-old has been charged with burglary, theft of motor vehicle, theft and evade police and has been remanded in custody.
The 15-year-old has been released pending further enquiries.
Today’s arrests follow an incident on Sunday, 13 March in Reservoir where 16-year-old Declan Cutler was fatally assaulted and stabbed.
Emergency services were called to Elizabeth Street just before 2.30am after reports someone had been assaulted.
Declan was treated by paramedics and police, however he died at the scene.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing and police appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or has other information and is yet to speak to police to come forward.