Police release CCTV of man wanted over vicious Surfers Paradise assault

POLICE have released CCTV footage of a young man they wish to speak to about a vicious attack on another man in Surfers Paradise during Schoolies celebrations last year.

Around 9.20pm on Friday November 23, a 20-year-old man was walking along Peninsular Drive with a friend, when he passed another two men he did not know and picked up one of their drinks.

They got into a verbal altercation before one of the men shoved the 20-year-old and the other struck him in the back of the head.


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It caused the victim to fall to the ground and hit his head on the pavement.

The other two men ran off and were last seen running towards Ferny Avenue.

The victim, who was from the Sunshine Coast, was left with multiple skull fractures, brain swelling and temporary loss of hearing in one ear.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault – or has any information in regard to the identity of the man pictured in the footage – to come forward.

 

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