Coun­cil worker helps youth es­cape as­sault

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

A Baw Baw Shire coun­cil worker on a ride-on lawn mower came to the res­cue of a teenage boy be­ing as­saulted in An­der­son St last week.

About five or six youths were sur­round­ing the 17-year-old vic­tim near the War­ragul Bowl­ing Club when the coun­cil worker on a ride-on mower drove at the group.

Po­lice said the group of youths dis­persed, al­low­ing the vic­tim to get away.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred at 12.45pm when the vic­tim was pur­su­ing a male youth who had al­legedly stolen his bi­cy­cle from the War­ragul Leisure Cen­tre.

Po­lice said the bi­cy­cle was stolen from the en­try to the leisure cen­tre. Two wit­nesses told the vic­tim they had seen a male near the bowl­ing club with the bi­cy­cle.

Po­lice said the vic­tim was walk­ing to­wards the bowl­ing club when he saw a male rid­ing his bi­cy­cle. An al­ter­ca­tion de­vel­oped be­tween the two youths.

Po­lice said the of­fender al­legedly struck the vic­tim and a group of males sur­rounded him while he was on the ground.

The vic­tim suf­fered fa­cial in­juries and a bump to the head.

Po­lice are seek­ing in­for­ma­tion from any­one who can as­sist with in­ves­ti­ga­tions. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact War­ragul Po­lice (5622 7111).

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