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Two men arrested following alleged assault of Jack Ziebell

He was attacked during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two men have been arrested after the alleged assault of former North Melbourne captain Jack Ziebell outside a Melbourne nightclub on Sunday.

Ziebell stepped out of The Osborne Rooftop & Bar in South Yarra when he was allegedly set upon by a group of men at approximately 1am in the morning.

According to reports, Ziebell was punched in the face causing him to fall onto the road before he was kicked while on the ground.

The two suspects, aged 21 and 26, attended Prahran Police Station on Monday.

The 21-year-old was charged with affray, intentionally causing injury, and assault by kicking. He was bailed to appear in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on October 24. The 26-year-old was released pending further enquiries into his role in the assault.

North Melbourne described the events that took place during the celebrations on Sunday.

“Ziebell had been celebrating his final match at a club function earlier in the evening and headed to the venue with a group of teammates and some staff following the event,” the club said. “He later exited the venue and was immediately set upon by a group of men in an unprovoked attack.”

Ziebell was taken to the Epworth Hospital with extensive facial injuries and will undergo surgery on a broken nose.

According to The Age, a North Melbourne spokesperson said that three men began harassing North Melbourne footballers on arrival at The Osborne, leading security to ask them to leave.

The alleged assault occurred after Ziebell briefly went outside to find a friend he thought may be in trouble.

Photo: Jack Ziebell trying to evade Darcy Byrne-Jones by Flickerd is available HERE and has been used under a Creative Commons licence. This image has not been modified.

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