A NIGHT out on the town left one Rockhampton man with a shattered nose, two fractured eye sockets and a broken jaw.
The victim of an alleged five-on-one attack yesterday gave evidence during the trial of three of the men accused of savagely attacking him.
Tyron Joe Auda, Glen Batt and McQuinnie Nirenga Rosenberg pleaded not guilty in Rockhampton District Court to grievous bodily harm.
Crown prosecutor Peter O'Connor said the three men suddenly turned on the man while they, along with three other people, were walking off a Rockhampton bridge in February, 2010.
The complainant had been drinking with two of the men at a bar not long beforehand.
Mr O'Connor said a witness would testify that they had seen five people kicking and punching a man lying on the ground, while another person stood off to the side.
While the man was on the ground someone reached into his pockets and stole his phone and wallet.
Mr O'Connor said they even stole the shirt off the man's back.
"It was a mugging - plain and simple," Mr O'Connor said.
The three barristers representing Auda, Batt and Rosenberg agreed that the man had been robbed, but said their clients did not harm the man.
Rosenberg's barrister, Jordan Ahlstrand, said despite police finding his client's clothes covered in blood, Rosenberg did not attack the man.
Mr O'Connor said it did not matter who delivered the punches or kicks, or who stole the items.
He said they were equally responsible and they did not try and hold their friends back.
"Then they all slunk away into the night like the cowards they are," he said.
The trial continues today.