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AN argument over a taxi at the intersection of Main and Barkly streets, Mornington, led to a Mornington man, 24, being knocked unconscious, 4.45am, Sunday 3 September. Police said the man was successful in engaging the taxi but continued a verbal exchange with another man even when it was driving away. The man then asked the driver to stop, got out, and was punched to the ground hitting his head. He was taken to Frankston Hospital by ambulance with what were deemed life-threatening injuries, but “foolishly” discharged himself 12 hours later, police said.

Flicked butt A MAN was assaulted and seriously beaten after flicking a cigarette butt onto Main St, Mornington, 1.30am, Sunday 3 September. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said the 21-year-old Seaford man was walking with his girlfriend and a mate in the hotel precinct when the attack occurred. He said a Mazda utility stopped and the passenger got out and started punching the victim to the face, causing a broken nose, chipped teeth, cuts and bruising. He was taken to Frankston Hospital for treatment. Detective Majstorovic said anyone who witnessed the incident should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or Mornington Peninsula CIU 5978 1300.

Punched, hits head A MT ELIZA man waiting for a taxi

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Southern Peninsula News

12 September 2017

With Stephen Taylor

in McLaren Place, Mornington, was attacked causing him to fall backwards, hitting his head on the pavement, 3.10am, Sunday 3 September. The 20-year-old was in a car park after leaving a nightclub with friends when another group approached and, after an argument, he was punched. The man’s friends called an ambulance which took him to Frankston Hospital. Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Mornington Peninsula CIU, said a Cranbourne West man, 19, later presented at Mornington police station to “give his side of the story”. Police are seeking independent witnesses who may have seen the incident. Call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Bike stolen A CHILD’S motorbike valued at $1750 was stolen from a property in Hackworth Rd, Rye, 27 August-1 September. Offenders entered the garage and unlocked a roller door to steal the red and white Honda CRF. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Barber robbed A ROCK was thrown through the front door of a barber shop in Pt Nepean Rd, Rosebud, overnight Saturday 2 September. The till containing a “few hundred” dollars was stolen.

Cash find AN envelope with a quantity of cash was found near the Blairgowrie shopping strip on Friday 1 September. Police are searching for the owner so

they can return it. He or she would need to give adequate details about the envelope and its contents before they hand it over. Call Tony Paterson at Rosebud police on 5986 0444.

Chased by car THREE young men were waiting for a lift on the Baxter-Tooradin Rd, Baxter, when a plastic milk bottle was thrown at them by the passenger of a passing car, 4.45am, Sunday 3 September. The men – both 27, of Berwick, and a 25-year-old, of Frankston, retaliated by spraying the car with beer. Soon after, the car returned and two men got out, one carrying a crow bar and the other a piece of wood. One said, “Don’t throw stuff at my car” and demanded the men’s wallets and mobile phones. They ran off, with their attackers jumping in the car and chasing them, striking two and causing minor injuries.

Coward’s punch

POLICE are seeking help in identifying a man involved in an assault outside a takeaway near the Grand Hotel, Frankston, 2.20am, Saturday 1 July. The man allegedly knocked his victim out with a coward’s punch, causing a facial fracture. The assailant is described as 180cm tall, thin build, short brown hair, clean shaven with a sleeve tattoo on his right arm. He was wearing a white T-shirt with the letters NXP in large dark-coloured letters on his upper back. He was wearing light-coloured pants with dark runners and smoking a cigarette. The offender, was accompanied by a blonde woman.

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