A frightening incident on Tuesday afternoon at the Warrnambool railway station has led to the arrest of a 52-year-old homeless man who has been living in Warrnambool.
Warrnambool police Sergeant Tom Morris said an assault-related incident was reported to police which led to the man's arrest on Wednesday afternoon.
It's alleged the man struck a 76-year-old man, also of no fixed address, to the head.
The accused man has then allegedly thrown the victim to the ground. The victim lost consciousness for a brief time and was then kicked to the ribs and legs while he was still on the ground.
The alleged offender was arrested on Wednesday afternoon, interviewed by uniform police officers and then refused bail.
He was charged with recklessly causing injury, unlawful assault, assault by kicking and damaging a wall inside the police station while in custody.
"Police will allege it was a significant assault," Sergeant Morris said.
The man appeared briefly in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Thursday via video-link from the police cells.
He did not apply for bail and was remanded in custody until February 20.
A lawyer for the accused asked for an "immediate health assessment" to occur.
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