POLICE are seeking independent witnesses after a 33-year-old man suffered serious injuries early Sunday morning in Warrnambool's Kingfisher Grove.
Detective Senior Constable Peter-Jon Wellington, of the Warrnambool police crime investigation unit, said a number of number people were suspected of being involved in the bashing.
The victim was taken to the Warrnambool Base Hospital suffering head injuries, a broken thumb, lacerations and bruising to his face, ribs and arms.
Detective Senior Constable Wellington said it was believed there was an initial altercation between the victim and two young males at 12.45am Sunday before other men became involved.
"The 33-year-old man was punched and kicked. He was seen by witnesses lying in a huddle on the ground and being kicked until police officers arrived," he said.
The detective said police had received conflicting evidence about how the altercation started and why and he requested any independent witnesses contact the Warrnambool police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.