Brutal moment a man is coward punched in the back of the head by a stranger and sent flying to the ground during a night out
- Footage showed two men in blue shirts working along a street Sydney’s CBD
- Another is seen running up behind them and knocking one to the ground
- The man was taken to hospital with a concussion and severe injuries on his face
A manhunt has begun for a man who violently coward-punched a stranger before sprinting away.
The shocking one-punch attack was caught on CCTV with the attacker cowardly running up behind the 18-year-old victim.
The teenager was attacked as he walked along Park Street in central Sydney with his friend at about 2.30am on Saturday.
CCTV footage showed the man brutally being punched in the back of the head by a man who appears to be a stranger who then runs away.
A man was attacked as he walked along Park Street in central Sydney with his friend at about 2.30am on Saturday (pictured is the victim and friend)
The blow knocked the man unconscious and sent him falling to the ground.
The victim suffered severe facial injuries and concussion – including losing his teeth.
NSW Police have launched an investigation and have released an image of a man (pictured) who they believe will be able to assist with their inquires
It is understood the victim was walking to a train station after a night out when he was attacked outside the Park Street Hotel.
NSW Police have launched an investigation and have released an image of a man who they believe could help them with their inquiries.
As the attacker fled the city’s CCTV network was able to track his movements from the control room, capturing images of a man police are now focusing on in their investigation.
Superintendent Gavin Wood slammed the perpetrator, according to The Daily Telegraph, and pleaded for the man to come forward.
‘What we saw is nothing short of horrific, we have an innocent 18-year-old man who has been hit by a coward,’ Supt Wood said.
‘The person that him, let’s make no mistake, is a coward. He ran a distance from behind him, hit him to the back of the head, it’s a cowardly act.’
Police do not believe the men knew each other prior to the attack.
Anyone with information about the assault is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.
Police have launched an investigation into the sickening attack
It is understood the men were not known to each other, the victim is recovering in hospital