The Daily Telegraph
A MAN accused of "viciously" assaulting another man outside a city McDonalds will face a hearing later this year after pleading not guilty to punching him once in the head.
Abdullah Sinno, 35, was charged with recklessing causing grievous bodily harm to finance worker Matthew Blackmore outside the George St fast food outlet on July 14 last year.
Mr Blackmore was heading home from a work function when he was allegedly struck once on the side of head.
It was an attack police described in a later appeal to find the assailant as "vicious" and "unprovoked."
Mr Blackmore fell face first onto the pavement, breaking his nose and damaging some vertebrae.
He spent several days in hospital, some of those in an induced coma, but is now back at work.
Sinno was arrested almost a month later after CCTV footage of the attack was publicly released.
The Downing Centre Local Court heard this morning there are expected to be six prosecution witness, and five for the defence, during an upcoming hearing of the charge.
Sinno remains on bail and will return to court for the two day hearing on March 10.