South Melbourne police are appealing for public assistance after a man was assaulted on Kingsway in South Melbourne last month.
The incident occurred when the victim intervened in a dispute between a man and a woman parked in the left lane on Kingsway near Officeworks about 8pm on 26 September.
The victim, a 38-year-old Albert Park man, got off his bike and was approaching the car, a newer model blue hatchback, when the man got out and told him stay out of the matter and to keep going.
After speaking to the victim, the man punched him in the side of the face, causing serious facial injuries which required surgery.
The man walked off while the woman got into the driver’s seat and drove away.
Witnesses have told investigators that they thought the woman may have driven into the Officeworks carpark for a few minutes before driving back out onto Kingsway, where she picked up the man and left the scene.
The man is described as Caucasian, of medium build, possibly with a tattoo on his arm and at the time of the incident was wearing black clothing.
The woman was perceived to be Asian in appearance, approximately 165cm tall, with a slim build and fair complexion. She was wearing a light-coloured pink and yellow top.
Investigators have released an image of the area where the assault took place.
Anyone who witnessed the incident or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.