Knockout blow

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A RYE man was assaulted as he walked home along Government Rd, Rye, 11.35pm, Tuesday.

The 65-year-old had been celebrating Australia Day at his daughter’s house and at Rye RSL.

He told police a white coloured sedan, possibly a Camry, slowed as it passed him and an occupant threw an egg at him. Words were exchanged and the car slowed, did a U-turn, and pulled up beside him. The occupants got out and knocked the man unconscious.

A passer-by found the man on the nature strip and called an ambulance. He was treated at Frankston hospital for cuts to the head and released Wednesday.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 2 February 2016

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