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Seven Men Charged Over One-Punch Death Of Patrick Cronin

Three years after 19-year-old Patrick Cronin lost his life outside a pub in Melbourne's northeast, seven men have been charged.

Cronin was allegedly assaulted at about 11pm on April 16, 2016 during an affray outside The Windy Mile pub in Diamond Creek.

He managed to walk to his home in Eltham and was taken to hospital, but later died.

The Windy Mile. Image: AAP

On Monday night, seven men were charged on summons with affray over the incident.

Three men from Diamond Creek aged 34, 25 and 36, along with a 35-year-old Eltham North man, a 30-year-old man from Montmorency, a 35-year-old Panton Hill man and a 32-year-old Greensborough have all been charged.

The men will face Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court on May 5, 2020, according to a statement from Victoria Police.

Patrick Cronin. Image: PR Handout

"We're pleased to see charges being laid today. We know we need to wait for the right process to follow, but we look forward to an outcome," parents Matt and Robyn Cronin said on Monday.

"Christmas should be a time of celebration for the family and here we are more than three years later, and we still haven't received closure.

"It's something we live with every day, the loss of Pat."

Robyn (clutching a teddy that belonged to Patrick as a child) and Matt Cronin leave the Victorian Supreme Court in Melbourne, Thursday, August 1, 2019. Image: AAP

Victoria Police believe up to 30 patrons were involved in the brawl.

Andrew William Lee was jailed in 2017 for eight years after pleading guilty to hitting the teenager outside the pub.

In August, Lee was ordered by the Supreme Court to pay $170,972 in compensation to the young man's family.