Detectives from Surry Hills Local Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding an assault that occurred outside a bar in Surry Hills on Sunday, NSW Police say.
About 2.50am on Sunday 29 October 2017, emergency services were called to Mary Street following reports that a man had been assaulted.
On arrival officers located a 25-year-old man suffering head injuries.
He was treated at the scene before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he was treated for a fractured skull.
He has since been released from hospital but has suffered permanent hearing loss.
Following investigations, detectives from Surry Hills have released images of four men who police believe may be able to assist with inquiries.
The first man has been described as being Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance with a stocky build and dark short hair with a rat’s tail and a beard. At the time of the offence he was wearing a black polo shirt with tan shorts and white shoes.
The second man is described as Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance with a stocky build with black hair and a beard. He had no shirt with red and grey shorts and white shoes. He was carrying a white bag across his chest.
The third man has been described as Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance with a slim build and short black hair with a beard. He was wearing tan shorts with a white singlet and black shoes.
The fourth man is also of Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance, bald head with a beard and wearing a light coloured shirt with blue jeans.
Anyone who may have information that could assist detectives should contact Surry Hills Police Station on (02) 9265 4144, or Crime Stoppers.