Cannabis plants seized after assault; man charged at Albury

A man has been charged over the alleged assault of another man at North Albury yesterday.

About 3pm (Wednesday 30 June 2021), police have been told a 50-year-old man attended the home a 36-year-old man – who is known to him – on Wantigong Street.

A fight broke out between the pair, with the younger man allegedly hitting the older man in the head, arm and knee with a tradesman’s spirit level.

The 50-year-old attended Albury Base Hospital. He has since been airlifted to Melbourne with a suspected fractured skull, bleeding on the brain and lacerations to his leg and arm.

Officers attached to Murray River Police District were notified and established a crime scene.

Following inquiries, the younger man was arrested just after 9.30pm yesterday.

Police will allege he tried to flee from officers, with a female probationary constable sustaining a minor laceration to her hand during the arrest.

The man was taken to hospital for injuries sustained in the earlier fight.

As part of further inquiries, police conducted a search of the man’s home and allegedly uncovered a hydroponic cannabis set up. Officers seized 58 prohibited plants, as well as loose cannabis.

The 36-year-old was released from hospital and taken to Albury Police Station where he was charged with common assault, two counts of reckless wounding, recklessly inflict grievous bodily harm, enhance indoor cannabis cultivation, supply cannabis more than an indicatable quantity, and possess prohibited drug.

He has been refused bail to appear before Albury Local Court tomorrow (Friday 2 July 2021).

/Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization/author(s)and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.