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Footage has emerged of a group of youths bashing a man on a Sunbury line city-bound train on Friday night, reportedly after he made racial comments.
A video aired on Channel Seven shows a young man clad in a pair of jeans and a black hoodie repeatedly punching a man as he slumps on the seat.
The attacker, who is clearly visible, is being restrained by two friends as other commuters watch the incident.
Another man, who appears to be with the group of three men then tells the slumped man to "get a f---ing life you ugly b----".
A witness told Channel Seven the victim had started the fight.
"The black man hit first, he punched first, so everyone started fighting," the witness said.
"There were three Arabic men, [the] African man was being ... racist.
"He said 'go back to where you came from'; he said 'all immigrants are a problem to this country and you bring all the crime here'."
The commuter also said the victim told the group that all Arabic people were part of terror group Islamic State.
Victoria Police spokesman Alistair Parsons said police responded to reports of an assault on a city-bound train on Friday about 10.40pm.
But Senior Constable Parsons said no complaint was made after police spoke to all the people involved.
Metro Trains spokeswoman Sammie Black said the behaviour depicted in the video was totally unacceptable.
"While incidents of this nature are rare, we urge anyone who witnesses dangerous or illegal behaviour to report the incident by pressing the emergency button in trains or at the platform or by contacting triple-zero," Ms Black said.
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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