Assault charges

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A BOX Hill South man is facing serious assault charges after a gatecrasher was allegedly assaulted outside a party in Frankston-Flinders Road, Hastings, early Sunday 7 April.

The 36-year-old is alleged to have hit a Bittern man, 21, over the head with a bag of stubbies causing serious facial injuries, including having his jaw broken in a number of places and several teeth broken. His injuries will require significant ongoing medical treatment.

The Box Hill man appeared at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 10 April charged with intentionally causing serious injury and recklessly causing serious injury. He will reappear at a later date.

Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said parties should be registered with police to minimise the dangers 

Somerville detectives are calling for witnesses to the incident at 12.15am.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Shane Moodie, 5978 1300.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 16 April 2019

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