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Melbourne Teenager Charged Over Needles Embedded In Train Seat

A teenager has been charged after a commuter sat on about 20 needles poking out of a seat on a Melbourne train, 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.

“Word of warning when travelling on @metrotrains," Artusa tweeted on Tuesday.

"Had a lovely surprise this morning when I sat on a seat with around 20 needles sticking out of it #NeedlesOfMelbourne."

READ MORE: 'A Word Of Warning': Needles Found Embedded In Melbourne Train Seats

The needles were found embedded in a train seat during peak hour. Image: Anthony Artusa Twitter.

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.

The incident comes after last year's strawberry crisis, which brought the industry to its knees after the first of numerous needles pushed into strawberries were found in Queensland.

Following a two-month-long investigation and more than 100 other contamination reports, a Queensland farm supervisor was charged with seven counts of contaminating goods.

With AAP

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