CCTV footage of a wild brawl at a barber shop in Melbourne's west where a man was hit in the head with a tomahawk has been released by police as they hunt for the offenders.
Police said up to 15 men entered the shop on Nicholson Street in Footscray, about 5:10pm last Friday and began arguing with people inside. Detective Senior Constable Peter Street said initially staff were able to diffuse the situation, but five minutes later the men came back. At one point there were between 20 and 30 people in the barber shop.
"[The offenders were] all males between 17 and 20 years old," he said. "The majority of them were of African or Somali appearance.