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Benalla man bashed, flown to hospital

A Benalla man was flown to the Austin Hospital with head injuries after allegedly being punched in the face last night.

February 20, 2014 1:40pm

A Benalla man was flown to hospital with bleeding on the brain and a fractured skull after an altercation in Ballintine St last night.

Benalla Police Crime Investigation Unit Acting Detective Sergeant Shannon Murphy said the man was allegedly punched by another man through the window of his property about 10.30 pm last night, before being hit in the head and legs with a wooden object.

A 46-year-old man was conveyed by ambulance to North East Health Wangaratta with head injuries before being flown to the Austin Hospital early this morning.

Det Sgt Murphy said the man was now in a stable condition and would remain in hospital for two days.

Det Sgt Murphy said a 53-year-old Benalla man was arrested at a nearby address shortly after the incident and has been charged with assault, assault with a weapon and possession of a drug of dependence.

He was bailed to face the Benalla Magistrates' Court at a later date.

For full story see next week’s Ensign.

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