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WITH dried blood on his white shirt and stitches to his head and chest, the Albury man stood outside a block of flats in Mate Street yesterday.
On Wednesday afternoon he had been attacked with a coffee mug.
“I’m all right, a bit sore here and there,” he said.
The 31-year-old stood with several other men trying to piece together what had happened.
He said he didn’t want to be identified .
He explained he had been drinking when the attack occurred.
But he did remember one thing.
“I was just trying to stop a young fella from fighting with his mother,” he said.
Police cordoned off the units on Wednesday night as they sought to determine what had occurred.
They said three men were at a unit between 5pm and 5.30pm, when a fight broke out between the 31-year-old man and a 19-year-old man.
The older man was struck across the face, head and chest with a coffee mug.
Police said two men fled and emergency services were called, the victim being taken to Albury hospital for overnight treatment.
The 31-year-old was released from hospital yesterday morning and he had visible injuries, including cuts on his head and a white patch over stitches to the top of his chest.
He said he had never been attacked like that before, wasn’t afraid for his safety.
“I’ve got a lot of family in this town. A lot came and saw me last night in hospital,” he said
No arrest had been made by late yesterday.