A 13-year-old boy has been arrested following a stabbing in Pakenham.
Police said the incident occurred outside a fast-food outlet on the Princes Highway around 9:30pm on Monday night, 10 January.
The 18-year-old victim from Coronet Bay was taken to The Alfred Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Detectives from Cardinia Crime Investigation Unit charged a Pakenham teenager with intentionally cause serious injury and other assault and weapons charges.
He was bailed to attend a Children’s Court at a later date.