Steel pipe used in Redan assault

Updated November 2 2012 - 3:29pm, first published January 27 2011 - 4:18am

POLICE are searching for a man who used a steel pipe to assault a Redan resident and smash the window of a car parked in the driveway.The man appeared at the Park Street unit about 12.30am this morning asking to speak to somebody who was not known to the occupants of the house.Police reported the man left but returned a short time later with a metal pipe.He allegedly knocked a hole in the security door before two men inside tried to grab hold of the pole. The attacker overpowered the pair and head butted one of the men. He then struck the other man with the pipe across the head and smashed side window of the victim's car.The victim was treated at the Ballarat Health Services Base Hospital but released later this morning.Three people were in the Redan unit at the time of the attack.Police are urging witnesses to call the Ballarat Criminal Investigation Unit on 5336 6080.

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