Disturbance at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre

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UPDATED, 6.47pm: A young man has been charged in relation to an incident at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre.

A Seaford man, 19, was charged with criminal damage, unlawful assault and threatening to seriously injure.

He will be remanded into adult custody.

A Maidstone man, 18, remains at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre and is expected to be charged with criminal damage at a future date.

EARLIER: Two youths are likely to be charged with criminal damage and unlawful assault after an incident at Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre. 

Police were called to the centre about 8pm on Thursday after reports two youths were causing damage and making threats.

The matter was resolved internally, without police intervention, about an hour later. 

A Department of Health and Human Services spokesperson said there were no injuries to staff or clients.

“At no point was there a risk to security of the facility,” the spokesperson said.

Investigators have spoken to two youths, aged 18 and 19 years.

The state government is ramping up recruitment for staff at Victoria’s youth justice facilities in response to recent violence. 

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