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Vic bouncer stabbed man on tram tracks

AAP logoAAP 12/08/2016 By Jacqueline Le

A group of Melbourne bouncers chased down a man before one of them stabbed him as he lay on tram tracks - and then tried to cover it up.

Cinar Peker was stabbed several times after falling on tram tracks in Collins Street while trying to run away from a group of bouncers on Good Friday last year.

The 24-year-old had pulled a knife on CQ nightclub's head of security, Remzi Orcanoglu, following a dispute outside the Queen Street cub shortly before 5am on April 3.

Mr Peker then ran away but Orcanoglu and up to six colleagues chased him.

Orcanoglu wrestled the knife off Mr Peker and stabbed him several times in the upper body and head, according to a prosecution summary of facts.

CCTV footage showing Orcanoglu kneeling over Mr Peker's body was played to the Victorian County Court on Friday.

Orcanoglu, 37, has pleaded guilty to intentionally causing serious injury and also assaulting a passer-by who was filming the incident.

He faces up to 20 years in jail for the stabbing.

Defence lawyer Robert Galbally said the victim had been aggressive towards Orcanoglu.

"It's the victim that produces the knife and it's the victim who wields it from side to side," he said.

But his client made the wrong decision in how he responded, Mr Galbally admitted.

"For a very short time he has lost the plot."

Prosecutor Mark Rochford QC says Mr Peker was trying to run to safety.

"He is literally running away in panic, slips and falls, and it's then at that moment he is stabbed with the knife."

After Mr Peker was stabbed, Orcanoglu realised they were being filmed by a passer-by and pointed out the man to his colleagues.

Several guards ran towards him. The passerby later told police he was "shitting himself" as one bouncer grabbed the phone and others punched him.

The bouncers then went back to the club where they used bottles of water to wash the blood from Orcanoglu's hands.

Orcanoglu later told authorities he was leaving work and heading towards McDonald's when Mr Peker - angry at not being allowed into the club - threatened him.

But prosecutors don't accept his version of events.

The 37-year-old is among 12 bouncers charged over the assault. Nine pleaded guilty while charges against two were withdrawn.

Only one man, Mohammad Alkerdi, has been given jail time over the stabbing.

Orcanoglu will be sentenced at a later date.

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