A MAN has been hospitalised after being kicked and punched by four men during a daylight attack in Wangaratta.
Police say the level of violence seen in the incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon, was highly concerning.
Officers were called to Larkings Street about 2.50pm after receiving triple zero calls from witnesses about the incident, which occurred in the street.
It's alleged four men assaulted the victim, aged in his 30s.
Detective Leading Senior Constable Neal Thompson said the victim had been seriously injured.
"He's at the Wangaratta hospital now with multiple injuries," he said.
"He has got facial injuries and fractured ribs.
"Four men were arrested at the scene."
Three of the men were remanded in custody and will appear before the Wangaratta Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
The fourth man was charged and bailed and will also appear before court on Tuesday.
The group are facing charges including intentionally causing injury, recklessly causing injury and other offences.
"We're appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward," Detective Leading Senior Constable Thompson said.
"We'd also like to thank local residents for their quick reaction, which has enabled us to arrest the offenders at the scene.
"We're concerned at the level of violence committed by these offenders, in daylight hours, in a residential street.
"It's a vicious assault - you couldn't describe it any other way."
An Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said paramedics had been called to Muntz Street following the incident.
The victim was in a stable condition with multiple injuries to his upper body, the spokeswoman said.
Paramedics transported the man by ambulance to the nearby hospital.
It's believed the victim knew one of the attackers.
Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incident.
Detective Leading Senior Constable said anyone with information about the assault could contact him at the Wangaratta Crime Investigation Unit.
The unit can be contacted by calling the police station on (03) 5723 0888.
People can also supply information to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000.