Man taken to hospital with facial injuries after fight in Mandurah this morning

POLICE claim a man was knocked to the ground and further assaulted during a fight in the Smart Street Mall this morning.

Police said number of people were involved in a verbal and physical altercation at about 2.30am.

It is alleged that during this altercation a man was knocked to the ground. Police claim while he was on the ground he was further assaulted.

The 23-year-old male victim was taken by St John Ambulance to Peel Health Campus with facial injuries.

A 27-year-old man from Halls Head was arrested at the scene and has been charged with disorderly behaviour in a public place and assault occasioning bodily harm.

He is due to appear in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on January 10.

Police are appealing for anyone that witnessed this incident or has information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.