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Man faces court over brutal assault in Blyth Street

The alleged offender has been charged with several crimes on Thursday morning

Brunswick Voice

A MAN has been charged with attempted murder over a brutal assault in Brunswick last week which has left another man in hospital with serious injuries. 

The alleged assailant appeared in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Monday over a series of offences in the Brunswick area in the early hours of last Thursday. 

The 30-year-old man of no fixed address was arrested on Saturday and charged by Merri-bek Crime Investigation Unit detectives on Sunday. 

It is alleged that a 56-year-old Brunswick man walking along Blyth Street was approached by a stranger and assaulted with a thick piece of wood just before 3am on Thursday. 

The offender ran from the scene. The victim was taken by ambulance to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with serious injuries to his upper and lower body. He remained in hospital in a stable condition on Tuesday.

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The same morning, prior to the assault, the same offender allegedly robbed another man on Blyth Street and stole his belongings at about 12.30am, and then at 2am threw a brick through the window of a premises in Lygon Street in Brunswick East. 

It is alleged the offender also attempted to rob and assaulted a man in Southbank about 10.30am on April 11. 

The alleged offender was arrested on Saturday and has been charged with attempted murder, intentionally cause serious injury, intentionally cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, two counts of robbery, attempted robbery and criminal damage. 

He will appear again in court in July.

This story was originally published on Sunday, April 14 and updated on Tuesday, April 16 with additional information about the victim.

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