Sale boy charged over Traralgon assault

POLICE have charged a 16-year-old boy from Sale after a 35-year-old man was assaulted by a number of youths at the intersection of Grey St and Princes Highway, Traralgon around 1.20am Sunday morning.

The victim received a fractured leg and facial injuries and remains in hospital.

Latrobe Crime Investigation Unit detectives are keen to speak to two 16-year-old boys who were seen speaking to the victim prior to the assault.

The first is described as having fair hair and was wearing a red t-shirt, dark pants and runners.

The second teen had scruffy hair, possible dreadlocks with a nose piercing.

He was wearing a cap, grey hooded top, light coloured pants and had a bag with a black shoulder strap.

Meanwhile, detectives are appealing for public assistance in relation to a separate assault in the Traralgon CDB on Sunday morning.

Investigators have been told a 17-year-old male was walking along Post Office Place when he was approached by a man who made demands for his mobile phone just before 1am.

The victim handed over his phone and was then allegedly assaulted by four youths, receiving minor injuries.

Anyone with information has been asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au