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Young Irishman suffers head injuries following vicious attack in Bondi Beach

Published 29/01/2014 | 00:02

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A YOUNG Irishman suffered head injuries following a vicious attack in the popular Australian tourist mecca Bondi Beach.
Dwayne Casey, described as an Irish tourist, was assaulted and punched on Campbell Parade causing him to strike his head on the pavement.
The 24-year-old says he does not know why he was attacked. Picture provided by ABC News Australia. See story by Mark O'Regan 28/1/2014
A young Irishman suffered head injuries following a vicious attack in the popular Australian tourist mecca Bondi Beach. Dwayne Casey was assaulted and punched on Campbell Parade causing him to strike his head on the pavement

A YOUNG Irishman suffered head injuries following a vicious attack in the popular Australian tourist mecca Bondi Beach.

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Dwayne Casey was assaulted and punched on Campbell Parade causing him to strike his head on the pavement.

The 24-year-old says he does not know why he was attacked.

“I woke up in a lot of pain on the left hand side of my face and on the back of my head,'' he added.

Dwayne, described as an Irish tourist, he had been out with a few friends on Sunday to celebrate Australia Day and following the assault he woke up in hospital.

Police were called to the coastal suburb's main street shortly after 9.15pm with reports of two men fighting.

However, the attacker, who is believed to be about 17-years-old, made his escape in a small silver four-wheel-drive vehicle.

He was last seen wearing a grey hooded jumper with the word “Hurley” across the front, green cargo shorts and white joggers.

Paramedics treated Mr Casey for non-life threatening head injuries before admitting him to hospital.

This latest assault comes after a spate of attacks in Sydney's east coast including one in Bondi on a 23-year-old last month.

It also follows the death of a teenager who died after receiving a fatal punch on New Year's Eve.

Mark O'Regan

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