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Wild gang brawl sees teens bashed by African gang in St Kilda

A large gang of youths has bashed and robbed beachgoers and fought with each other in wild scenes at Melbourne’s St Kilda Beach.

Police say the large gang, described as African in appearance, are wanted over a series of robberies and assaults at the beach and surrounding areas on Wednesday night.

Witnesses say there were hundreds of youths and police were outnumbered. “The police officers handled it the best they could but they were really outnumbered and struggled to get a hold on it,” witness Greg Robinson told Seven News.

A 16-year-old boy and his friends were allegedly punched in the face and robbed on the foreshore, youths stealing their phones, watches and the shirts off their backs.

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