Wollongong one-hit victim required nine staples

The injured man, pictured at Wollongong Hospital, required nine staples to his head. Picture: supplied

The injured man, pictured at Wollongong Hospital, required nine staples to his head. Picture: supplied

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.

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