Victoria Police have levelled charges against two teens in relation to the stabbing death of 26-year-old tradie Cam Smith outside the Seaford Train Station on Wednesday night.
Police have confirmed that a 19-year-old Somers man was charged with murder on Thursday night, after being taken into custody earlier in the day.
A 17-year-old has also been charged in relation to the incident. He now faces charges of affray, intentionally causing injury, and committing offences while on bail.
Cam Smith died after reportedly being stabbed with a broken bottle in an incident that occurred just after 7pm on Wednesday night.
It’s believed Smith and his girlfriend, Natasha Stroumos, had just collected a pizza when a group of young girls began verbally abusing Stroumos. Reports state that Smith stepped in to defend her, and was set upon by another group. In an alleged scuffle, Smith suffered fatal injuries. Paramedics were called to assist, but Smith was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are also searching for two others – a male and a female – in relation to the incident.
The incident was captured on CCTV, and police investigations remain open.
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Shane Patton described the attack as “horrific,” and urged those involved to turn themselves in in no uncertain terms.
“We will identify these offenders, there is no doubt about that. They would be better off coming forward… because it won’t take long for us to scoop them up, I don’t think,” Patton stated.
The 19-year-old male is set to face Melbourne Magistrate’s Court today to hear the murder charge read. The 17-year-old charged with affray and intentionally causing injury was remanded, and will face a Children’s Court.
Seaford Station remained closed all through Thursday due to a Victoria Police request.