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NSW policeman knocked out in street brawl

A police officer has been kicked in the face and knocked unconscious during a street brawl on the NSW-Victorian border.

Police spotted a fight between two men in the main street of Albury on Saturday night and moved in to break it up when a male senior constable was taken to the ground.

A third man then kicked the officer in the face, knocking him out, before the trio fled on foot.

The senior constable was taken to Albury Base Hospital in a serious condition with facial fractures and a head injury.

The two alleged street brawlers, aged 20 and 22, were arrested a short time later and both were charged with various assault and affray offences.

The third man who attacked the officer remains on the run.

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