Man knocked unconscious and assaulted in Shepparton

Shepparton Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for information after man was knocked unconscious and assaulted in Shepparton in July.

Police have been told the victim was approached by two females before the assault, at the intersection of Midland Highway and Fryers Street, who engaged him in conversation on Saturday 23 July about 1am.

Following the interaction, the 42-year-old man continued walking along the Midland Highway before it’s believed he was hit over the head with an unknown object and knocked unconscious.

The victim regained consciousness in nearby bushland before he was allegedly seriously assaulted by a woman and two men.

It is alleged a woman made demands for the man’s phone and credit card.

The victim was able to break free and make his way to the local police to report the incident.

As part of the investigation police have charged a woman and a teenage boy however, they are still trying to identify another man believed to be involved.

A computer-generated image has been released of the man in the hope it will assist the investigation.

He is described as Caucasian, approximately 40-50-years-old, with brown eyes, a small build, dark hair and dark greying facial hair.

A 15-year-old female has been spoken to by police and released pending further enquiries.

A 39-year-old woman has been charged with robbery, assault in company, fail to answer bail and commit indictable offence whilst on bail. She was remanded to appear before Shepparton Magistrates’ Court on 29 August.

A 17-year-old male has been charged with intentionally cause serious injury, intentionally cause injury and commit indictable offence whilst on bail. He has been bailed to appear before a children’s court at a later date.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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