In a post on Twitter, the journalist said he was with friends when they were attacked as they left a pub in the early hours of Sunday morning, as he was celebrating his birthday.
He wrote: “Six of us left the pub at 3am and were saying our goodbyes 30 metres away, then a group of 3-4 men left the pub, made a beeline for me, kicked me in the back, threw me on the ground, slamming my head, and kicked me in the skull.
“My friends were punched trying to defend me.”
There was a lot of support for him on Twitter.
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