A man knocked unconscious in an alleged one-punch attack at North Wollongong has required nine staples to his head.
A witness has told the Mercury the 27-year-old victim did not know the 23-year-old man who has since been charged over the attack.
The Mercury understands the men had “a scuffle” inside North Wollongong nightspot, Pepe’s on the Beach, in the lead-up to the alleged attack on the street outside, about 10pm Sunday.
“[The alleged victim’s] head hit the concrete and it burst open,” the witness said. “There was literally a pool of blood on the ground. He’s in a lot of pain.”
According to the witness, the younger man ran at the alleged victim, striking him to the jaw area.
The injured man was taken to Wollongong Hospital in a stable condition. He had staples inserted into his head wound before he was released on Monday morning.
Police arrested the 23-year-old man and charged him with affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He has been granted conditional bail to appear at Wollongong Local Court on May 9.