Girl, 10, ‘stabbed to death by 17-year-old sister’

Police are investigating the incident (Picture: AAP)

A young girl has reportedly been stabbed to death by her older sister in Australia’s Lake Macquarie region.

Emergency services were called around 3.45pm to a home in Boolaroo, New South Wales.

A ten-year-old girl was found at the scene with multiple stab wounds, believed to have been inflicted by her older 17-year-old sister, according to initial reports.

NSW Police said in a statement: ‘NSW Ambulance paramedics treated a 10-year-old girl at the scene for multiple stab wounds; however she died at the scene.’

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District arrested a 17-year-old girl at the home and took her to Belmont Police Station, where she is currently ‘assisting’ police.

It is thought that the 17-year-old is the older sister of the younger girl who died at the scene.

Police have established a crime scene and continue to investigate.

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