UPDATE, Thursday, 10am:
A Portland man has been charged with serious assault offences after police allege a victim suffered bleeding on the brain when bashed with a tyre iron.
Detective Sergeant Jason von Tunk, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said the 28-year-old man was arrested at the Portland Quest motel about 8am on Wednesday.
He had a negative health reaction after seeing police and was transported by ambulance to the Portland Base Hospital, where he stayed for much of the day being observed, assessed and treated.
The man has now been charged with intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury and assault with a weapon.
He was wanted on six warrants of apprehension before Wednesday's arrest and has been on the run for about 12 months.
He's also wanted by South Australian police.
Police say that on September 13 there was a child's birthday party at a Blackwood Court home in Portland.
The intoxicated victim was lured to the address as he wanted to see and talk to a woman.
When the victim arrived and entered the home, a man approached him armed with a tyre iron.
It's alleged he raised the tyre iron and struck the victim to the head, who fell to the ground unconscious.
It's alleged the offender continued to strike the victim to the head and body.
He suffered bleeding to the brain, as well as cuts and abrasions.
The man was removed from the house by people and in the driveway of the property started to convulse.
An ambulance was called and the victim was taken to the Portland Base Hospital, where he was assessed and treated before being flown to a Melbourne hospital for further care.
He recovered from his injuries during the next few days.
The victim has made a statement to Portland police, which led to the charged man being wanted for questioning.
Wednesday 9am: Police have arrested a Portland man wanted for about a year on Wednesday morning after he was found at the Quest Portland motel in Julia Street.
Detective Sergeant Jason von Tunk, of the Portland police crime investigation unit, said the 28-year-old man had a negative health reaction after police knocked on his door just before 8am this morning.
The man was taken to Portland Base Hospital where he is currently under observation and police guard.
"This morning we acted on information received and were able to arrest the man," Detective Sergeant von Tunk said.
"He's been wanted for about a year both on warrants of apprehension and for questioning in relation to a very serious assault.
"When he opened the door this morning and police officers were in attendance, the man started convulsing and he was taken to hospital by ambulance for observation, assessment and treatment if required."
Warrants were previously issued for the 28-year-old man's arrest on charges of theft, breaching court orders and driving offences.
He frequents the Heywood, Mount Gambier, Portland and Hamilton areas.
Elsewhere, Warrnambool detectives and Camperdown uniform police officers are investigating an attempted burglary in Camperdown overnight Monday.
Offenders unsuccessfully tried to gain access to an industrial shed in Sinnott Crescent, Camperdown, between 6.30pm Monday night and 8.20am Tuesday morning.
No access was gained.
Anyone with information about the attempted burglary is requested to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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