Good Samaritan brutally bashed after intervening in attack
A man and woman have been charged over a vicious attack on a man who had tried to help another alleged victim of the pair in Adelaide's CBD.
Video shows the man being kicked and punched in the head and body, while cowering on the footpath of Hindley Street just before midnight yesterday.
Brave passers-by eventually managed to pull the attackers off him.
They say it followed a violent assault just moments earlier, with mobile phone video showing the pair punching through a taxi window.
A witness told 9NEWS it was the Good Samaritan’s intervention that prompted the pair to turn on him.
"(He) just told them to 'relax, you need to go home, I’m 55 years old, you’re carrying on like an idiot'. He turned around and swung into him," Jaden Newman said.
Another witness, Josh Peabody, said the victim hadn't provoked his alleged attackers.
"I feel sorry for the old mate, he was doing the right thing and yeah, he said all the right things," he told 9NEWS.
A woman, believed to be the victim's partner, was also knocked to the pavement.
The man was left bleeding profusely, his blood visible on his female attacker's leg as she continued to kick.
"As soon as I got rid of the guy, the chick started laying in with her legs and what not, it was a pretty dog act," Mr Peabody said.
The man was taken to hospital for facial injuries, with blood still visible on the footpath this morning.
The 26-year-old woman and 20-year-old man from Holden Hill were arrested by police and charged with aggravated assault causing harm.
They were bailed and will appear in court in December.