WATCH: Manhunt underway after vicious Surfers Paradise assault

Police are on the hunt for a man wanted over an alleged violent attack in Surfers Paradise last month.

The assault took place around 6pm on Friday 10 June outside a Woolies on Cavil Avenue, and resulted in a man so badly injured he needed surgery.

A 33-year-old Sunshine Coast man was walking through the mall when he was approached by a man, a woman and two young girls who began taunting him before things turned violent.


The victim was wrestled to the ground by the male member of the group and was kneed and struck in the face multiple times.

The group were not known to the victim.

He suffered a broken nose and eye-socket in the attack, and was transported to hospital where his injuries were so severe that he needed surgery.

The group fled on foot to an underground car park, while multiple bystanders and staff from the grocery store came to the victims aid.

Police have released the CCTV footage of the wanted man, in the hopes he will be identified by a member of the public.

The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his thirties, with short light brown hair with blonde streaks and a brown handlebar moustache.

He was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, black torn jeans and white sneakers, with a black bag worn across his body.

The man removed his hoodie immediately after the assault, revealing a large upper arm tattoo.

Investigators are appealing to anyone with information to come forward, anonymous reports can be made.


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