Man to front court after four assaults
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.