Police investigate serious assault

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Albany police are seeking assistance into a serious assault that left a man in an induced coma.

Police said around 9.40am on Monday, June 17 a male was walking along the footage along South Coast Highway near the Albany Highway intersection in Lockyer.

Albany Detective-Sergeant Vaughn Mackay said the victim approached another man on the footpath when the physical alteration occurred.

“For an unknown reason, a physical alteration occurred between the two of them,” he said.

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“As a result of that alteration – the victim received serious head and chest injuries and was unconscious at the scene.”

Sgt Mackay said members of the public stopped to assist the man.

The victim, a male in his 30’s was flown to Perth via Royal Flying Doctors Service.

“We are aware that members of the public stopped to assist, we are certainly seeking those members of the public to come forward and provide some details to police in regards of what they did see and what they know about the event,” he said.

Sgt. Mackay said the victim is making a recovery.

“The victim was in an induced coma with serious head injuries and also chest injuries but we are pleased to say he is making a recovery at this point.”

Police are seeking public information, anyone who may have dash cam footage in the time of the assault or members of the public who helped the victim.

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