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Teen who said he was bashed by African gang made false report, police say

A Tarneit teenager who said he was bashed by up to eight members of an ‘African gang’ following a footy match is expected to be charged with making a false report to police.

Jayden D’Abaco, 19, told police he was chased and beaten by a group described as being African in appearance as he walked alone to the Mynt Lounge nightclub in Werribee, at about 10.30pm on August 24.

Autistic teen Jayden D'Abaco's injuries after he said he was attacked on August 24.

Autistic teen Jayden D’Abaco’s injuries after he said he was attacked on August 24.

The teenager, who has autism, was said to be celebrating an unlikely victory by the Wyndham Suns reserves when he was attacked, leaving him with bruising and cuts to his face.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said after a “thorough investigation” into the assault claim, police confirmed that “no offences have been detected”.

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