POLICE are calling for witnesses after a 19-year-old male was assaulted by a gang of youths on Wednesday evening.
The man was surrounded by about 10 youths at 5.15pm in the Coles car park at Bridge Mall near the public toilets.
He was taken to hospital for observation after receiving a significant blow to the head, and was later released.
The group then left, stealing the victim’s push-scooter.
Police are currently investigating and more details will emerge once CCTV footage is processed.
Senior Constable Ben Jones said that many people would have been in the area at the time because of school holidays.
If you have any information contact Senior Constable Ben Jones at Ballarat Police Station on 5336 6000 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.