Teen charged over needles in train seat

A teenager has been charged after a train traveller sat on about 20 needles poking out of a seat on a Melbourne service, with one puncturing his bottom.

Anthony Artusa was given the medical all-clear after the incident on Tuesday on a service from West Footscray to the city.

Detectives charged a 16-year-old Fawkner boy on Saturday with a number of offences including intentionally causing injury, assault with a weapon and committing an indictable offence while on bail.

He is in custody and will appear at a Children’s Court at a later date.

A commuter found needles in a train seat in Melbourne. Source: Twitter/Anthony Artusa
The commuter found about 20 needles poking out of the Melbourne train seat. Source: Twitter/Anthony Artusa