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Man bashed with hammer

Posted by: 3AW Radio | 8 February, 2012 - 8:42 AM
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A man is fighting for his life in hospital after he was bashed in the head with a hammer during a home invasion in Gippsland overnight.

The 42-year-old victim managed to alert neighbours in Moe before he was flown to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition.

A Victoria Police spokesman said the man was at a home in Dinwoodie Drive with family and friends when a man knocked on the door about 10pm.

An argument broke out between the pair before the visitor opened the unlocked security door and went inside.

He allegedly got out a hammer and started hitting the victim around the head with the weapon.

The police spokesman said the victim escaped from the house and sought refuge with neighbours, who called emergency services.

Police arrived a short time later and arrested a 45-year-old Morwell man, who is being questioned by police.

No charges have been laid.

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Blog comments Your Say

  • That's all good in theory, but I'd have security fears in my mind always if I knew everyone had a shotgun stored away in their homes.

    Shinzu Yujiaki Thursday 9 February, 2012 - 9:50 AM
  • When will the government give us the means to protect ourselves in our own homes? Do they really think Triple-0 would've saved this man? Man come to door wanting to flog you with a hammer. home owner produces shotgun - probably doesnt even NEED to shoot. Argument over.

    Leigh Wednesday 8 February, 2012 - 12:12 PM

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