Trio charged after Melbourne street brawl

Three men have been charged with taking part in a Melbourne street brawl which left a man with serious head injuries.

The trio from Western Australia were charged on Friday, a day after the brawl broke out on Chapel Street around 1am Thursday.

A 30-year-old man - named only as Ben - was in a stable condition at the Alfred Hospital after he was punched and kicked during the fight.

"Ben is a loved partner to a wonderful woman and father to a beautiful son with another child on the way," said an online fundraising page, which had collected more than $7500.

The WA men, two aged 20 and one aged 22, were charged with a number of offences including affray, behave in a riotous manner, intentionally cause injury and unlawful assault.

They were bailed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates' Court on May 2.

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