A man has been hospitalised after being punched in the face in what police have described as an “unprovoked attack” outside a bar on the Gold Coast.
The pair are believed to have been standing in a line along Chairlift Avenue in Mermaid Beach around 11.00pm on Saturday night when they struck up a conversation.
A Queensland Police spokesperson told myGC one of the men then turned around and punched the other in the face.
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The victim, a man aged in his 30s, suffered facial injuries and was taken to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
His alleged attacker ran from the scene and is yet to be tracked down.
No charges have been laid, with investigations ongoing.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
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