Police arrest man after serious assault in Highgate bar

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A 25-year-old man is in hospital with serious facial injuries after an alleged assault at a Highgate bar overnight.

Police say the man was walking through the Beaufort Street bar at 12.40am this morning when the incident took place.

A 26-year-old Belmont man, who did not know the victim, allegedly punched him in the face and then hit him in the face twice more with his knee.

The victim is receiving treatment for serious facial injuries.

The 26-year-old man was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court on September 6.