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Chelsea Beachgoers attacked in horror night
Youths have glassed a young man, bashed others and robbed beachgoers of their belongings during a horror night on a Melbourne beach last night, which coincided with police being pelted with rocks in the western suburbs.
A series of incidents throughout the night at Chelsea Beach, in Melbourne’s southeast, culminated in what witnesses said was a series of crimes committed by a group of teenagers of African appearance.
This saw unattended belongings stolen from the beach at about 9.30pm.
A man reportedly saw them and confronted them, before being assaulted. According to 3AW, the youths then fled.
Three men, aged 25, 28 and 30, were later approached, assaulted and the attackers stole a mobile phone.
A 19-year-old man reportedly had a glass bottle smashed over his head, and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Victoria Police are holding a press conference about the matter this morning.
This comes after six youths were arrested over an unrelated brawl and a separate robbery in St Albans, in the northwestern suburbs, that took place on Christmas Eve.
Those arrests followed Facebook posts urging vigilante groups be formed by members of the Vietnamese community to battle what was claimed to be increasing violence by youths of African appearance.
The arrests were made after police were called to the Sunshine train station where they found a large group of youths at 10.30pm last night.
“While police were arresting the teens others from the large gathering started throwing rocks at police, injuring one officer from the Public Order Response Team,” a police spokeswoman said.
Two of the arrested males were believed to have been involved in the December 24 brawl, while four were allegedly involved in a robbery in St Albans on December 19.