A third man has been charged after a police officer was allegedly kicked in the head, leaving him unconscious, during a brawl in Albury.
Police were conducting patrols of Dean Street on Saturday night when they saw two men fighting about 8.30pm.
The officers intervened and a 20-year-old man was arrested and held to the ground by a senior constable.
A third man allegedly approached and kicked the officer in the face.
All three fled the area.
The policeman was taken to hospital with a head injury and face fractures, and remains in a serious condition.
Additional officers attended and established a crime scene, and searched the nearby area.
Two men involved in the initial fight were arrested nearby.
One of those men - a 20-year-old from Albury - is facing charges of affray over the initial fight.
He will face Wagga court on Monday.
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A 20-year-old Wodonga man, who handed himself in to police on Saturday night, was refused bail on Sunday.
The man, Jacob Hamilton, will return to Albury court on Tuesday and remains in custody.
He faces a charge of causing grievous bodily harm to person with intent to resist arrest.
A 22-year-old Albury man involved in the initial fight has been granted bail and will appear at Albury Local Court on November 1.
He was charged with affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
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