Elderly man attacked


AN 86-year-old man was allegedly assaulted when he confronted an intruder at Mornington last week.

Detective Sergeant Alan Paxton, of Somerville CIU, said the man awoke when he heard a noise inside his Mariners Retreat home, 7.30am, Wednesday 2 December.

He was not badly injured in the incident but was later taken to Frankston Hospital for assessment.

The intruder allegedly entered the house through an unlocked door.

A 26-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested nearby soon afterwards and charged with aggravated burglary and assault. He appeared at Frankston Magistrates’ Court last Friday and was further remanded to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court at a later date.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 8 December 2020


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