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the man entered and punched him causing him to lose several teeth. A neighbour came in to investigate the noise and the attacker fled. The victim was taken to Frankston Hospital with serious facial injuries.

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Rude arrival: A brick was used to smash the cafe door at McCrae. Picture: Supplied

Cafes robbed BURGLARS used a brick to smash the front door of the McCrae cafe Merchant and Maker last week. Cash was stolen in the robbery, early morning Monday 31 July. It was the second break-in at the cafe in several months. “Cash was stolen from the register and our crucial morning trade was completely disrupted,” head roaster Ryan Toleman said. “Police are here now dusting for fingerprints.” Another nearby Pt Nepean Rd cafe was also broken into at around the same time.

Burglary charges A HEATHCOTE man, 38, has been charged with 23 burglaries on businesses in Carrum Downs, Frankston South, Hastings, and Somerville since 10 July.

Mornington Peninsula Detective Sergeant Steve Read said the man was arrested at a friend’s house in Somerville last week. He was also charged over five bail breaches. The man allegedly targeted electrical supplies, hairdressers, radiologist and plumbing supplies – and five dental surgeries. CCTV and “police methodology” was used to establish his identity. He was remanded to appear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court next month.

Bashed at home A HASTINGS man was stabbed in the shoulder and repeatedly punched in the face by an unknown man who came into his Thomas Place house, 8.35pm, Monday 31 July. Police said the 44-year-old victim was sitting in his lounge room when

MORNINGTON Peninsula detectives are appealing for help following a series of burglaries at Western Port properties since 15 July. Four of the burglaries were at Merricks Beach and one at Point Leo. Doors and windows were forced and large items stolen at properties at Lesley Av, Point Leo, between 15-25 July; Spray St, Merricks Beach (1823 July); Cliff Rd, Merricks Beach (28-29 July); Bluff Rd, Merricks Beach (29-30 July) and Surf St, Merricks Beach (25 July-1 August). The offenders may have used a trailer, ute or truck due to the size of the items stolen, detectives said.

Girl dies after crash DETECTIVES from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are investigating a collision in Frankston, Thursday 13 July. A Kia Rio sedan travelling east on Cranbourne Rd, 9.40pm, was crossing Moorooduc Highway when it ran head-on into a pole. Its passenger, a 16-year-old girl, of Mt Eliza, was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries. She died on 29 July without gaining consciousness. The 18-year-old woman driver, of Safety Beach, was also taken to hospital with serious injuries. No one else was injured.

An air ambulance sits ready to fly the injured woman to hospital from Tyabb Airport. Picture: Supplied.

A WOMAN received neck and hip injuries when her car ran off Stanleys Rd, Merricks North, and hit a tree, 8.50am, Monday 7 August. A passing motorist saw the woman’s car off the wet road and called emergency services. Senior Constable Liza Shields, of Somerville Highway Patrol, said the

woman, 20, of Dandenong, was still in the car when police arrived. She said speed was not thought to be a factor in the accident, and that the car was a write-off. The woman was taken by ambulance to Tyabb Airport and then airlifted to The Alfred hospital for treatment.

New biosecurity rules NEW farm biosecurity rules apply from 1 October and the Mornington Peninsula branch of the Victorian Farmers Federation is planning a workshop to inform farmers. All Australian livestock producers will need a farm biosecurity plan for the coming Livestock Production Assurance program. To sell cattle, sheep and goats at saleyards or direct to meatworks, farmers need LPA accreditation. A biosecurity plan outlines how a producer manages their stock and responds to a pest or disease outbreak.

With about 70 per cent of Australia’s beef being exported, biosecurity is an essential part of Australia maintaining its “clean and green” credentials. The LPA program also covers food safety and animal welfare. Catherine James of Livestock Health and Biosecurity Victoria said that for most producers, developing a biosecurity plan would “simply be capturing the good work they already do to minimise the risk of introducing or spreading diseases, pests and weeds on their properties”.

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