A MAN was stabbed in a brawl in Warrnambool’s central business district yesterday.
Police and paramedics were called to the confrontation in Henna Street, between Lava Street and Kerr Street, about 1pm.
It is believed two men were initially involved in the fight before more people jumped in.
Last night a Victoria Police spokeswoman said one victim was stabbed in the hand.
He was taken to Warrnambool Base Hospital and was expected to undergo surgery late yesterday.
The police spokeswoman said a 31-year-old man and a 28-year-old man, both from Warrnambool, were charged with affray. An 18-year-old man from Warrnambool was charged with affray and recklessly causing serious injury.
All were bailed to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on December 3.
Police will allege a dispute over a relationship led to the incident.
Police have appealed for witnesses to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.