A MAN is in hospital with severe head injuries after he was knocked unconscious in a shocking one-punch attack outside a bar in Melbourne.
Police said the incident happened as the victim walked past a group of men on Chapel Street in Prahran just after 3 o’clock this morning. Investigators say the group had just been evicted from a nearby bar.
As the victim, a 33-year-old St Kilda man, and his friend walked past them, a verbal exchange took place and the group surrounded the pair.
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Police said “some pushing and shoving took place”, during which one of the men walked around the group and punched the victim to the back of the head, knocking him to the ground.
The man who threw the punch then hailed a taxi and fled the scene.
The victim, who was knocked unconscious, was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries.
Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.