A man has been charged after a male victim waiting to catch a tram was chased into a cornershop and bashed unconscious in Melbourne's north in May.
The 27-year-old victim was waiting at a Nicholson Street tram stop at Brunswick East when he reportedly noticed two men watching him from a Toyota Supra stopped at the Brunswick Road intersection.
The victim suspected the men had been watching him for some time, police said.
He was then chased into a nearby convenience store, allegedly punched to the ground and knocked unconscious after a kick to the head, before the pair fled.
A staff member from the store then called police and emergency services.
The victim, of Fitzroy North, was taken to hospital with a fractured skull.
Police on Wednesday morning released images of two men they wished to speak to about the attack which occurred on May 13, at 9.20pm.
A 27-year-old Footscray man handed himself in at the Footscray police station later that night in relation to the matter, after police released the public appeal to help identify the men.
He was charged with recklessly cause serious injury, intentionally cause injury, recklessly cause serious injury, affray and assault in company.
The man was bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrate’s Court on 8 February, next year.
Police are still searching for a second man they wish to speak to in relation to the incident.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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