Charges follow crime online


A MAN has been charged with intentionally causing serious injury after a woman viewed an alleged assault on social media and reported it to police, 6.40pm, Monday 27 July.

Although not confirmed by police, the incident at Hastings reportedly showed a man using a meat cleaver to cut another man’s hair while the victim was bound to a chair with gaffer tape.

The 37-year-old victim, of Frankston, who detectives were trying to locate late last week, is believed to have received a “significant” wound to his head.

Detective Senior Sergeant Miro Majstorovic, of Somerville CIU, said a 27-year-old Hastings man had been charged with intentionally causing serious injury – which he said would be heard at the County Court – and assault with a weapon. Other charges being considered may include detaining a person against their will.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at court at a later date.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 4 August 2020


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