Two more Ballarat men charged over alleged gang bashing of teen

UPDATE, FEBRUARY 14, 2018: Two more Ballarat district men have been charged with serious assault offences, taking to four the number of men accused of a bashing in Warrnambool on January 21.

Detective Senior Constable Craig Wastell, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said investigators went to Ballarat on Monday night.

He said two men aged in their 20s were arrested, interviewed and charged with four offences each.

The men were charged with intentionally causing serious injury, intentionally causing injury with gross violence, intentionally causing injury and affray 

Detective Senior Constable Wastell said the investigation was now completed.

Patrick “Paddy” Bubb, 17, was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with a fractured skull, cheekbone, suspected fractured eyesocket and bleeding on the brain.

He is now home recovering but faces an extensive rehabilitation.

Security camera footage was obtained from a neighbour which led to the Ballarat district men being identified after they went to Warrnambool licensed premises after the incident near the intersection of Banyan and Cramer streets.

JANUARY 30, 2018: Two Ballarat men have been arrested, interviewed and charged with the brutal bashing of a Warrnambool teenager during the early hours of January 21.

​Detective Sergeant Andy Raven, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said Warrnambool detectives went to Ballarat on Monday night.

The men, aged 21 years old and 19, were interviewed and then charged with intentionally causing serious injury and intentionally causing injury.

As a result of the alleged assault, Patrick “Paddy” Bubb, 17, was rushed to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with a fractured skull, cheekbone, suspected fractured eyesocket and bleeding on the brain.

The accused pair were bailed to appear in the Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Friday for a filing hearing.

The assault happened near the intersection of Banyan Street and Cramer Street at 12.50am on January 21.

"We would like to thank members of the public for their assistance," Detective Sergeant Raven said.

"But, at the time of the incident there were a couple of cars seen heading north on Banyan Street and we would like to hear from anyone who was in one of those vehicles," he said.

Anyone who was in one of the cars is requested to contact the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.