Police want to question victim of assault

POLICE are continuing to investigate whether a man who was assaulted at a nightclub on Saturday morning provoked the attack.

Cory Vincent, 41, was hospitalised with a fractured jaw after an incident at a Mooloolaba nightclub but has been released from Nambour General Hospital.

It has been alleged that Mr Cory was struck twice by a 44-year-old man about 12.45am at O'Malley Irish Pub. Police said investigations were continuing and they were exploring whether the complainant had verbally provoked his attacker.

Police said they had interviewed the alleged assailant and he had co-operated with their inquiries. They were scheduled to interview Mr Vincent last night.

It is believed Mr Vincent had been celebrating his birthday on Friday night.

The railway worker was allegedly hit twice and fell back, hitting his head on the ground.

Mr Vincent's family has said he was the victim of a coward-punch attack.

Two men have died in late-night alcohol-fuelled incidents on the Sunshine Coast in the past four months.

Wayne Dover was attacked outside a Maroochydore nightclub while Bruce Steenson was killed on the Mooloolaba Esplanade.