defends 'brutal' attack
WITNESSES claim a bouncer brutally bashed a man of a St
Kilda pub in a daylight attack during the St Kilda Festival.
Radio 3AW’s Derryn Hinch program today that the bouncer
repeatedly punched a man he pursued about 50m along busy
Fitzroy St from The George hotel about 7pm.
Michelle said the attack was witnessed by scores of
onlookers who had been in the area for the annual St Kilda
“It was horrifying,” Michelle told the radio station.
“I can’t believe a bouncer could be allowed to chase a
patron down the street and bash them,” she said.
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But the bouncer
Carl told the station he was spat on, suffered a broken
nose, and he had every right to restrain the young man.
tried to get into the venue. He was refused entry … this
Irish guy. Within my rights I’m allowed to hold this guy
for the police.
“I did pursue him, but before this happened. I was
punched by this guy in the face. My nose is sideways.
“I’m allowed to retaliate.
"Yeah, I lost my temper, but I got punched in the face
“I could have destroyed this guy. But I didn’t.”
“I deal with this kind of crap every day.”
Carl said he had reported the incident to the police.
She said she had made a statement to police about the
incident, but along with many others was too afraid to
Another witness James also saw the attack and said the
bouncer continued to lay into the young man despite the
pleas of his mates.
“He basically assaulted him in the middle of the
James said police patrolling nearby appeared
disinterested in the incident.