The young man – who spoke to the television network anonymously due to fears he would be targeted by the gang again – said he was still recovering from a serious brain hemorrhage and surgery three months ago in which he temporarily lost his eyesight.
SMH “There’s still a portion of my skull that does not have actual bone covering it so had it been just to the left, glass could have penetrated my brain and I would have died,” he said.
“I was approached by two gang members who both started kicking and punching me me, then they got a glass bottle and smashed on my head which split my eye.”
The same group then approached another three men and assaulted them. The attackers fled on foot and police were unable to track them down. They were described as being of African appearance and aged in their late teens or early 20s.
Earlier this month, footage emerged of the moment two men were ambushed and bashed unconscious in an “unprovoked, random, senseless and brutal” attack by a group of 20 youths on the St Kilda foreshore.