A BEAUMARIS man received a fractured eye socket after being assaulted by a group of men in Main St, Mordialloc, early Saturday morning.
The 35-year-old and a female friend were drinking at a Mordialloc hotel around 1am when they got into a row with the men which involved pushing and shoving. Two of the men were ejected by security staff over the incident but were seen waiting outside with others they had been drinking with.
When the couple left at 1.10am they walked to Main St where they were assaulted by at least one of the group of four to eight men.
A witness said he saw several men running down Centreway immediately after the incident, and then saw the victim on the ground with a large amount of facial swelling and his eye almost closed over. He was unsure what he had been hit with. The injured man was taken to Monash hospital. Police are assessing CCTV footage of the incident