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Injured teen leaves 'trail of blood' through Hobart CBD after Elizabeth St Mall incident

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Tasmania Police cars in the Elizabeth Street Mall at night in Hobart. Image / Pulse (Stock)

A police investigation has been launched after a trail of blood was found through Hobart’s CBD overnight, causing concern among city-goers.

The blood is believed to be connected to an incident involving a 15-year-old youth who sustained a leg laceration in the Elizabeth Street Mall shortly before midnight on Friday.


The teenager then walked to the Royal Hobart Hospital, leaving a trail of blood through Liverpool and Argyle Streets.

An eyewitness at the scene around 12:40am reported seeing “police tape everywhere”.

Liverpool Street in Hobart at night. Image / Pulse (File)

Police say those involved in the incident are known to each other and there was “no risk to the public”.

“[The teenager] was assessed and treated for non-life-threatening injuries,” police said.

“Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers online at or on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.”

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