Neighbour punched to the face for walking across yard

A 50-YEAR-OLD was punched to the head while walking through what's believed to be a public area at the front of a yard on the Fraser Coast.

An 18-year-old, believed to be the man's neighbour yelled at him to stop cutting through the yard.

When the victim approached the teenager to talk about the matter, police said the 28-year-old allegedly hit the man to the left side of his forehead with a closed fist and yelled abusive threats.

Police are investigating the incident that happened in Maryborough.

Anyone with information that may assist police is being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.