Sickening moment man is knocked out COLD and left unconscious on tram tracks in Melbourne’s CBD as strangers rush to his aid
Disturbing footage has emerged of the moment a reveller was knocked unconscious and left lying on tram tracks in a sickening attack.
Police have launched an investigation into the violent assault in Melbourne‘s bustling Chapel Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The incident unfolded shortly after officers intervened in a scuffle involving a Glen Iris man, 26, and a group of up to six males shortly before 2.30am, police said.
They separated the man from the group before tensions between the two parties escalated again a short time later.
The wild brawl spilled onto Chapel Street in Prahran, where the man copped several punches and an attempted kick to the head.
The street was packed with late night revellers at the time.
One bystander can be heard cheering in the sickening footage as the man is knocked to the ground.
His attacker can be seen still punching the victim as he laid unconscious on the tram tracks before fleeing the scene.
Shocked passer-by rushed to the injured man’s aid and stayed with him for an hour as they waited for paramedics to arrive.
‘It was a very hard punch, like when you hit a stone with a bat or something,’ witness Husnian Shafique told Seven News.
The alleged attacker continued to punch the victim has he laid unconscious on the tram tracks
The man was rushed to the Alfred Hospital with serious injuries.
He was released from hospital before police were able to get a statement from him.
The alleged attacker was wearing a distinctive hooded black jacket and fled the scene on foot heading towards Malvern Road.
A police spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia inquiries are continuing.
Any witnesses or anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The sickening attack occurred in Melbourne’s Chapel Street (pictured) early Sunday morning