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Teen slashed from chin to ear at Buddina

Police are searching for an 18-year-old man following the wounding of a teenage girl at Buddina on Monday afternoon.

Police will allege two men, aged 18 and 17, who were known to each other, were involved in a physical altercation at a local shopping centre around 4:00pm.

A 16-year-old girl has attempted to intervene, resulting in the 18-year-old man allegedly slashing her jaw, resulting in a significant laceration from her chin to her ear.

The 18-year-old man has then run from the shopping centre, while the girl was taken to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

The 17-year-old man involved in the initial altercation was not injured.

Police declared a crime scene and conducted significant patrols of the surrounding areas, however did not located the man.

Any member of the public who may have information relating to this investigation is urged to contact police.