Thursday, September 13, 2007

 

Man beaten after complimenting Hummer

‘A 30-year-old man is lucky to be alive after he and his wife were assaulted by up to six occupants of a Hummer vehicle as they stood admiring it in inner-Melbourne early today.

Police said the man and his 32-year-old wife were admiring a silver-coloured Hummer – a large, US-style four-wheel drive – outside Kings car park on Flinders Lane, between Spencer and King streets, about 5.30am (AEST) when they were set upon.

The man said “I love your car” before he was attacked by up to six people, with at least one brandishing a metal bar.

“The victim was severely beaten and left unconscious,” Detective Senior Constable Brett Hampson said.

He was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital with sever head injuries and blood loss.’




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