Three seriously injured after fifty Punjabi Sikh men brawled in Melbourne’s west

Victoria Police investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this stage.

By Amit Sarwal and Jitarth Jai Bharadwaj

Wyndham Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating an affray in Laverton North last night, 29 April.

Victoria Police investigators say that a fight broke out between two large groups of almost 40-50 men around 10 pm in the industrial complex on Boundary Road.

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Police were also able to ascertain a number of those involved and injured had taken themselves to various hospitals across the western suburbs.

A 36-year-old Williams Landing man, 28-year-old Tarneit, and a 35-year-old Tarneit man are currently in hospital with serious injuries.

According to reports, one of the group of around 30 people was attending a barbecue at a trailer business when a second group comprising of around 20 men arrived.

These two groups clashed and a serious brawl erupted, resulting in a number of people becoming seriously injured.

Detective Senior Constable Erin Hardie told the media that there’s no clear motive as yet for the brawl:

“For people who were meant to be just having a nice barbecue after work, it’s obviously a concern to us why something like this would have happened. There was an agreement that was made for the barbecue to take place, but obviously things have gone south.”

The exact number of those involved is still under investigation as police review CCTV footage.

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The brawling groups were gone by the time police arrived at the scene. However, on its arrival, the police found a number of items that were used in the fight.

Victoria Police investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made at this stage.

Detective Senior Constable Hardie added:

“We are hoping with anyone that might have information we can start to piece together why these two parties have come together and what the beef is between them.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au