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Police hunting thugs who bashed grandfather in unprovoked pub brawl

Police hope surveillance footage from a pub brawl which left a victim out of work for months will help them hunt down several thugs.

Tony McDonald, 55, was having a beer with his brother at the Union Hotel in Ascot Vale on August 13 when

Police hope surveillance footage from a pub brawl which left a victim out of work for months will help them hunt down several thugs.

Tony McDonald, 55, was having a beer with his brother at the Union Hotel in Ascot Vale on August 13 when the offenders struck.

The unprovoked alleged assault lasted for approximately 90 seconds inside and then continued out in front of the pub, before the men fled.

The violent brawl lasted for approximately 90 seconds inside the pub. (Supplied)The unprovoked attack then continued outside the Union Hotel. (Supplied)

Police have arrested one man over the assault and are still chasing down three other men involved.

The brawl left Mr McDonald, a father of three and grandfather to one, with serious injuries requiring surgery and ongoing medical care.

“I was concussed, knocked out in the end pretty much,” Mr McDonald told .

Mr McDonald’s injuries. (Supplied)The Essendon grandfather required multiple surgeries following the attack. (Supplied)

“I had a broken jaw in three places, broken nose, a sprained thumb, grazes, bruising.”

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He was also suffering from dizzy spells and headaches after the attack, leaving him unable to work for nine weeks.

“It's been pretty stressful on me and my family, especially my children,” Mr McDonald said.

Mr McDonald has expressed gratitude to his brother for possibly saving his life.

Mr McDonald believes he may not be alive if his brother, John, had not been there to help fend off the attackers.

“He possibly saved my life,” Mr McDonald said.

“If he wasn’t there, I might not be here.”

It was the Essendon resident's first visit to the Union Hotel and he’s told he won’t ever be returning.

If you have any information that could assist police with their search for the three men, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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