Youth justice worker injured in assault

August 30, 2023 8:53 am in by
Cherry Creek is Victoria's primary youth justice prison (SUPPLIED).

A youth justice worker has been assaulted at the new Cherry Creek facility.

The worker was reportedly punched in the head on Monday at the facility near Little River, after telling a young person not to wear slides in the kitchen area.

Another detainee came in and allegedly continued the attack, according to a report in the Herald Sun.

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The worker remains in hospital, while union officials have inspected the site after the assault.

Detainees started arriving at the centre last week.