Arrests after Rosebud man blinded in assault


TWO Wonthaggi men have been charged over an alleged assault on a 26-year-old Rosebud man which left him sightless in one eye.

Elliott Harvey underwent two operations and has not been able to work since.

Moreland CIU detectives arrested the men after the incident at the Phoenix St nightclub, midnight, Friday 26 May. The men, 19 and 21, have both been charged with intentionally cause serious injury, recklessly cause serious injury, affray and other assault-related charges.

They have been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today (Tuesday 11 July).

Mr Harvey told police he had a verbal argument with three men outside the nightclub at about 10pm. The men then walked away and he entered the club.

Just before midnight the trio again approached him, this time inside the club, allegedly pushing and shoving him until security guards broke up the altercation. Soon after, the men returned and allegedly punched the victim in the head, causing him to fall to the ground.

They allegedly continued to punch him in the head before running from the club before police arrived.

Creina O’Grady, of Police media, said anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 11 July 2017


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