Man Badly Beaten At Train Station Revealed As Assistant Police Commissioner
The 60-year-old man who was left with cracked ribs and serious head injuries after a violent attack has been named as Assistant Police Commissioner Chris O'Neill.
O'Neill was allegedly bashed by two young men at Heyington station in Toorak in Melbourne's inner suburbs at about 5.30pm on Saturday.
The pair were asked by train officers to get off the Glen Waverley line train after getting on at Southern Cross Station.
Shortly after alighting at Heyintgon station, the pair allegedly kicked and punched O'Neill in the head and chest before fleeing the scene.
It appears the attack was unprovoked at this stage.
O'Neill from the Transit and Public Safety Command has been in charge of Protective Service Officers and transit police for a number of years. He was rushed to Epworth Hospital to receive treatment for head injuries.
Victoria Police confirmed on Monday morning that he remains in hospital.
Victoria Police released images of the two men they believe are linked to the attack. They are yet to locate the men, however, police are urging anyone who recognises them or who may have witnessed the attack to contact Crime Stoppers.
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