Teacher's nose broken by thug on dance floor
A Melbourne teacher has been viciously bashed after standing up for a woman on the dancefloor of a bar.
Security vision shows the teacher dancing with a number of other people at the Side Street bar in Mordialloc in February this year.
Out of nowhere, another man head-butts the victim, before throwing punches.
Revellers are seen surrounding the injured teacher, as his attacker resumes dancing as if nothing has happened.
The offender is eventually shown the door, and walks out as a security guard watches from the entrance.
He was last seen getting into a taxi on the Nepean Highway.
The victim told 9News the attack left him feeling “quite pissed off”.
“It broke my nose and split my face open,” the teacher, who requested not to be named, told 9News today.
“If I'd knocked myself out falling backwards and that'd done brain damage I could have ended up in a wheelchair and that's a really frightening thought.”
“The fact that people in that state of mind can be allowed to stay in a bar in the first place.”
Police described the shocking incident as “life-changing”.
“These things are not what you expect when you go out with your friends, the injuries are forever,” Acting Senior Sergeant John Wardle said.
“It was very vicious in my opinion.”
The hunt continues for the offender, who is described as Caucasian in appearance, aged in his late 20s to early 30s and approximately 185-190cm tall with a solid build and short dark hair.
Detectives, along with the victim, hold concerns the thug could strike again.
“Go and get some help for whatever anger issues you've got going on...and be responsible for what you've done,” the teacher said.
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