Pier ‘glassing’ in unprovoked attack

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DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old man was bashed and “glassed” with a broken bottle on Mordialloc pier, early evening, Wednesday 18 October.

The man, who was with a mate, told police his attacker at first asked for a cigarette before launching a savage assault which included head-butting, punching and kicking.

The victim yelled: “What are you doing this for? We haven’t done anything to you.”

His attacker then smashed a bottle on the steel railing and used it to stab his victim in the face. Bystanders called 000.

The victim received a broken nose, broken teeth, and cuts to his face in the unprovoked attack which forced him to take a week off work to recover.

Detective Senior Constable Colin Lavelle, of Kingston CIU, said the attacker was about 17 years old, of Asian appearance, 156cm tall, with shoulder length black hair. He was wearing a cream-coloured beret. CCTV shows him walking past the Bay Hotel and catching a bus in Centreway.

Anyone with information about this incident should call Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

First published in the Chelseas Mordialloc Mentone News – 22 November 2017

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