Man to front court af­ter four as­saults

Alpine Observer - - News -

A BRIGHT man is set to front court on a se­ries of as­sault charges af­ter what po­lice have called a “vi­cious” ram­page on Aus­tralia Day.

The 25 year-old was charged last Thurs­day and bailed to ap­pear in the Myrtle­ford Mag­is­trates Court on April 27.

In two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents - one on April 26 and an­other in the early hours of April 27 - the man al­legedly as­saulted four peo­ple.

Se­nior Con­sta­ble Sam McIn­tosh said the first as­sault took place in a res­i­den­tial street in Bright while the other three oc­curred in Cen­te­nary Park.

“The first as­sault was at about 8.30pm in Spion Kopja Road where a 19 year-old from Wandiligong was knocked un­con­scious,” he said.

“The other three as­saults hap­pened at 3am on April 27 while a knife was al­legedly pro­duced as well.

“The three vic­tims in Cen­te­nary Park were all from Myrtle­ford, one aged 21 and the other two aged 20.

“One of them was also knocked un­con­scious.”

Se­nior Con­sta­ble McIn­tosh said po­lice be­lieve there was a wit­ness to the as­sault in Spion Kopja Road and are urg­ing them to come for­ward to pro­vide a state­ment.

In a sep­a­rate mat­ter, po­lice are also af­ter any in­for­ma­tion peo­ple might have in re­gard to a break and en­ter at the Bright Mu­seum.

Po­lice al­lege the Sta­tion Street gallery was bro­ken into be­tween Fe­bru­ary 4 and Fe­bru­ary 11.

Some small golden nuggets were taken from a dis­play in the old train car­riage in the mu­seum while the out­side of the build­ing was also graf­fi­tied.

Out­side of the hol­i­days the mu­seum is only open on Sun­day so po­lice be­lieve the crimes were com­mit­ted in the six days be­tween.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Bright Po­lice on 5755 1444.

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