Man charged with police officer attack

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A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly punching an off-duty police officer outside a Frankston pub on 27 September.

It is alleged that an 18-year-old man knocked the victim unconscious with one punch outside Flanagan’s bar in the early hours of the grand final day public holiday. 

The victim was an off-duty police officer who resides in the Frankston area. 

Police allege that the victim was hit with a one-punch attack and was unconscious for 15 minutes after falling to the pavement. The victim was taken to hospital for treatment in a serious condition.

On 2 October, the 18-year-old man was arrested and charged with recklessly cause serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, and other related offences.

The alleged offender was remanded to appear at the Melbourne Magistrates Court on 6 January for a committal hearing.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

First published in the Frankston Times – 14 October 2019

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