Two teenage boys have been charged with attempted murder after they allegedly stabbed a girl multiple times and left her in a burning building on the NSW/Victoria border.
Police say the 16-year-old girl suffered a punctured liver and stab wounds to her abdomen, back and head after the alleged attack in Albury on Monday morning.
It's alleged the boys had visited the Albury home of an acquaintance about 12.30am, requesting a room to stay for the night.
Emergency services were called to the burning property some nine hours later and found the girl inside in a semi-conscious state.
"Police were told the teens had allegedly assaulted the 16-year-old before setting fire to the bedroom," a NSW Police statement said.
The girl is in a stable condition in hospital, while the two boys, aged 16 and 17, were arrested in North Albury later on Monday.
They have been charged with numerous offences including attempted murder, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and destroying or damaging property with intent to endanger life.
They have been refused bail ahead of an expected appearance in a children's court on Tuesday.
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