Police are hunting five thugs over a violent brawl at a hotel in Melbourne’s west, in which the men used pool cues and chairs to attack other pub-goers.
They went down to the pub for a few quiet drinks, but what greeted punters at the Commercial Hotel in Werribee was anything but peaceful.
CCTV shows a group of young thugs out for blood, using everything from chairs to pool cues as weapons.
Security cameras capture the men yelling abuse as they walk into the bar, before they arm themselves and then attack.
One man is dragged outside by the gang, while another goes outside to reason with them and is savagely bashed.
He throws his hands in the air to try to protect himself – but he’s no match for the youths and their wooden bats.
“I think this behaviour is quite disgusting really,” Senior Constable Peter Street told 7 News.
The brawl happened around 4pm Saturday on June 9.
Detectives believe the all-in-brawl was a secondary attack, after a fight at the pub the night before led to dozens of cars being smashed and vandalised.
Police have since charged two 22-year-old men with affray and criminal damage, but they want to speak to another five men who haven’t been identified.
“A 72-year-old male received a pretty nasty head wound after being struck with a pool cue. His details are unknown also,” Snr Cons Street said.
“All males are described as Sudanese in appearance, aged in their early twenties.
“If you can’t go to your local pub on a Saturday afternoon and have a quiet drink without fear of being assaulted with chairs and pool cues, well, I mean it’s pretty bad if it comes to that.”