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Police say knockout victim lucky injuries not worse

A man knocked out in a pub fight was taken to hospital with a concussion but it could have been worse, police said.

March 19, 2014 4:05am

An Echuca police officer said a man who was knocked unconscious by a blow to the head during a fight at a hotel at the weekend was lucky to avoid serious injury.

Leading Senior Constable Jasmine Gregor said police were called to the American Hotel about midnight Sunday after an alcohol-related incident involving two men.

Sen. Constable Gregor said a Kyabram man in his early 20s was hit in the head, giving him a concussion, and was taken to Echuca hospital for observation.

‘‘With all the publicity surrounding one-punch attacks, this could have been a lot worse,’’ she said.

Sen. Constable Gregor said a Melbourne man, aged in his late 20s, attended Echuca police station the next day and was helping police with their inquiries.

‘‘Charges are pending,’’ she said.

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