Police probe serious assault in Dareton

Police have commenced an investigation following the serious assault of a 69-year-old man in his home at Dareton overnight, NSW Police say.

About 12.20am (Thursday 1 November 2018), two men – who had their faces covered – forced their way into a home on Sturt Place after the occupant answered a knock at the door.

The two men punched, kicked and assaulted the man with a broom handle causing lacerations to his face and legs.

The two men ran from the home and the occupant managed to contact Triple 0.

Emergency services arrived at the home and treated the man before taking him to Mildura Base Hospital. It’s expected he will be airlifted to Melbourne Hospital for further treatment.

A crime scene was established at the home by officers from Barrier Police District and inquiries are underway.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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