Man whipped with bike chain

Man, 29, charged with aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon

After ugly attack in Reeson Park early Sunday afternoon,  a 29-year old man was arrested for whipping a bike chain across the face of another man.

The beating continued even after the victim fell to the ground, said Victoria police.

A witness yelled at the attacker who then fled.  The witness, who police praise as a hero for preventing worse injuries, said the attack was so severe he was afraid for the victim’s life.

Police arrested the attacker, well-known to them, in the 500-block Fort St.He faces charges of aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon and appeared in court Monday.

The victim, a man in his 50s, suffered serious facial injuries but was released from hospital the same day.