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Alleged assault in store

Afternoon shoppers witnessed an assault in a Shepparton supermarket yesterday, which resulted in a man being hospitalised with bruising and swelling.

KAITLIN THALS February 28, 2013 4:10am

Afternoon shoppers witnessed an alleged assault in Shepparton yesterday that put one man in hospital with bruising and swelling.

Shepparton police Sergeant Matt Hunt said an altercation occurred between two Shepparton men, aged 17 and 18, at Coles supermarket on Vaughan St, Shepparton.

Sgt Hunt said an 18-year-old man was hiding inside the supermarket when the 17-year-old man entered the premises about 1.30pm.

He said the 17-year-old allegedly hit the 18-year-old, causing bruising and swelling.

He said two friends of the younger man walked inside the supermarket and pulled their friend off the older man.

Sgt Hunt said the injured man was taken by ambulance to Goulburn Valley’s public hospital for observation.

He said a 17-year-old Shepparton man was assisting police with inquiries.

Sgt Hunt urged anyone with information to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800333000.

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