Police seek witnesses for early morning baseball bat assault in Sale

POLICE are calling for witnesses following an unprovoked early morning assault involving a baseball bat in Fitzroy St, Sale, at the weekend.

Two offenders approached two young men and a woman at an intersection on Fitzroy St, Sale, on Saturday about 1.40am, one of the offenders producing a wooden baseball bat before assaulting both males.

Police say the male victims, aged 19 and 20, were allegedly struck on the back, head and arm, before fleeing to safety. The 18-year-old woman who witnessed the assault was unharmed.

The trio had been walking home after getting takeaway food when they turned around to find the men following close by.

There was no conversation before the attack, which was unprovoked, police adding it would have been a “terrifying” incident for the victims.

The offenders allegedly chased the victims east on Fitzroy St, left onto Elgin St, and into Nicholson St before they found safety, hiding behind a car and calling one of the victim’s parents to collect them. She took them to hospital for assessment, before they were released.

CCTV footage obtained by police shows the victims fleeing, and police have been door knocking houses the area to see if there are witnesses who may have seen the offenders or who have footage of them in the area before or after the incident.

The offenders have been described as being Caucasian, and aged 20 to 25.

People who saw the assault or has CCTV footage should phone First Constable Worthington at Sale police station on 5142 2200, or report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.