Man suffers facial injuries after assault at central Bendigo taxi rank

A MAN is in hospital with facial injuries after he was assaulted at a taxi rank in central Bendigo overnight.

Police were called to the taxi rank between McCrae Street and Park Road at 4.35am.

Sergeant Rod Davis said an 18-year-old man was punched to the face and lost consciousness when he hit the ground.

He was taken to Bendigo Health by ambulance where he is receiving treatment.

A spokesperson for Ambulance Victoria said the man was in a serious but stable condition.

Police are seeking to speak to a man in his 30s in relation to the assault, and are calling for more witnesses to come forward.

Sergeant Davis said it was a concerning incident.

“It’s a scenario we see all too often,” he said.

“Police inquiries are continuing in relation to the offender. Anyone who witnessed the incident is encouraged to contact police.”

If you have more information about the assault, contact Bendigo police on 5448 1300.