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Man wanted over one-punch which left victim blind in one eye

A one-punch victim has told Tom Elliott his life has been changed forever after permanently losing sight in his right eye following a vicious assault.

The teenager, 19, said he was outside the Royal Melbourne Hotel on February 17 when he was bashed.

“A man approached me and offered me drugs and I said no I’m all right,” he said.

“He followed me into the bathroom and pulled out a metal spike and asked me for my phone and money, to which I said no.

“He punched me in the face, I lost sight immediately in my right eye, it’s highly unlikely that it’ll ever come back

“It’s changed my life forever.”

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The man police wish to speak to appears to be 177cm tall, 20 years old, with a medium build and dark coloured curly hair.

He was wearing a black baseball cap, a white ‘Nena & Pasadena’ muscle top and blue jeans with maroon ‘nmd’ runners.

Photos: Victoria Police. Above – the man wanted over the incident.

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