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Victorian man dies after pub brawl in Eildon

A 51-year-old Melbourne man died after hitting his head on the pavement during a brawl outside a Eildon pub, 140 kilometres north east of the city on Friday.

Greg Mitchem, who was on holiday with at the time, became involved in a carpark scuffle before being knocked to the pavement just before midnight.

Investigators have been told a group of people were fighting outside the Eildon Holiday Resort on Goulburn Valley Highway when the father of four fell to the ground. 

Greg Mitchem, 51, died after hitting his head on the pavement during a brawl outside a Eildon pub, 140 kilometres north east of the city on Friday

Tammy Scanlon, who’s brother and two sons have been arrested, witnessed the incident and claims Mr Mitchem was responsible for injuring her 18-year-old son.

‘The person at the pub that is deceased today king hit my son and knocked him out,’ she told Nine News. 

Ms Scanlon claimed her brother was also attacked, and believed he was acting in self defense when Mr Mitchem was punched.

Mr Mitchem became involved in a carpark scuffle before being knocked to the pavement just before midnight

Mr Mitchem became involved in a carpark scuffle before being knocked to the pavement just before midnight

Tammy Scanlon, who's brother and two sons have been arrested, witnessed the incident and said Mr Mitchem was responsible for injuring her 18-year-old son (pictured)

Tammy Scanlon, who’s brother and two sons have been arrested, witnessed the incident and said Mr Mitchem was responsible for injuring her 18-year-old son (pictured)

‘My brother just kinda went like that (arm swinging action), and this guy just fell and he hit his head and then we just tried to help him,’ she said. 

‘It was horrible, it was horrible. I feel sorry for the family I really do. It’s heartbreaking.’

Paramedics attempted to save Mr Mitchem but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The area was cordoned off for about eight hours following the incident as detectives pieced together evidence, including discarded clothing and hats.

Ms Scanlon’s brother and son were taken into police custody Saturday night, but charges are yet to be laid. 

Tributes for the footy-mad father have flooded social media as family and friends come to terms with their sudden loss. 

Ms Scanlon (pictured) claimed her brother was also attacked, and believed he was acting in self defense when Mr Mitchem was punched

Ms Scanlon (pictured) claimed her brother was also attacked, and believed he was acting in self defense when Mr Mitchem was punched

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