HORSHAM police have appealed for witnesses to an assault in the city on Tuesday to come forward.
Leading Senior Constable Kendra Jackson said police believed a Warracknabeal man, 20, attacked a 21-year-old woman in Madden Street about 5.30pm.
She said the man fled after witnesses intervened.
The man was caught a short time later and restrained until police arrived.
Police charged the man with recklessly causing serious injury.
He was refused bail and is due to front Horsham Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.
Leading Sen Const Jackson urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.