Man in hospital after ag burg in Maffra

A 36-YEAR-OLD Maffra man has been charged over an aggravated burglary and assault on the weekend that left a 59-year-old Maffra man in hospital.

Police allege the man broke into a house in Boisdale St just after midnight on Sunday and assaulted the occupant.

The offender was arrested at the scene, and has been bailed to appear at the County Court at a later date.

MAFFRA police have charged five youths ranging in age from 12 to 16 with burglary and criminal damage relating to the vandalism of a farm house at Riverslea last November.

The youths were charged on summons this week and will appear at the Children’s Court on April 1.

It is alleged the youths caused substantial damage to the recently renovated house.