Serious assault New Years Eve. police seeking witnesses

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Serious assault New Years Eve. police seeking witnesses

Police are investigating a serious assault that occurred out the front of the licenced premises on Commercial Street East on New Year’s Eve.

Just before 12am, Sunday 31 December, there was an altercation in Mount Gambier between two men which resulted in the victim receiving a serious head injury. The 57-year-old victim, a man from Modbury North, was taken to the Flinders Medical Centre where he remains.

On Sunday 21 January, with the assistance of Victoria police, a 40-year-old Victorian man was arrested at the Traralgon Police Station, Victoria. The man will face the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 23 January where Mount Gambier Detectives will apply for extradition.

Police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, who has not yet spoken to police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at