Four men attack three men in Cobden

A TERANG man alleged to have been one of four friends involved in attending a Cobden district house and  assaulting three men will appear in court today.

Four young men aged between 16 and 20  drove to an address near Cobden,  at 1.30am on September 9,  entered a house and assaulted three 20-year-old men.

The victims suffered swelling, bruising and lacerations in the attack.

Police on Friday arrested two of the alleged offenders. 

A 16-year-old youth was charged and released on bail.

The 20-year-old from Terang was arrested and remanded in custody to appear in Warrnambool Magistrates Court today where he is expected to make a bail application.

Both have been charged with 14 offences including aggravated burglary and assault.

Police are expecting to talk to two other young men about the attack.

It is understood that a minor incident at the house led to a disagreement before four young men attended at the address.

Meanwhile, Port Campbell residents have been asked to assist police after a farmhouse at McKenzies Lane was broken into and a laptop computer stolen early  on Saturday morning.

Detective Senior Constable Damian Coutts, of the Warrnambool crime investigation unit, said the farm house on McKenzies Lane, north of Port Campbell, was entered about 2am on Saturday.

He said the offender went to a garage and removed car keys from the ignition of a Holden Statesmen.

Detective Senior Constable Coutts said those keys were then used to gain entry to the house through the rear door and a laptop computer valued at $1000 was stolen from a dining room table.

Anyone who saw an unusual vehicle in the area or has knowledge about the offence is requested to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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