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Sons of a prominent barrister and their mate accused of bashing footy fans hit with extra charges

Two brothers and a third man who allegedly stomped on and punched two men following an AFL finals match in Melbourne are set to face more serious charges.

Sam Walker, 25, Dominic Walker, 27, and Benjamin Fitt, 27, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

The trio were all hit with four charges of recklessly and intentionally causing injury to two men on September 7, following the Richmond versus Hawthorn qualifying final at the MCG. 

Dominic Walker (pictured) leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday after he was charged for the alleged bashing of two men in September

Dominic Walker (pictured) leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday after he was charged for the alleged bashing of two men in September

Dominic Walker (pictured) leaves the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday after he was charged for the alleged bashing of two men in September

Benjamin Fitt (pictured) is facing a raft of charges following the alleged bashing of two men in September

Benjamin Fitt (pictured) is facing a raft of charges following the alleged bashing of two men in September

Benjamin Fitt (pictured) is facing a raft of charges following the alleged bashing of two men in September

Sam Walker (pictured) after leaving court on Tuesday - he is facing a number of serious charges following the alleged bashing of two men in September

Sam Walker (pictured) after leaving court on Tuesday - he is facing a number of serious charges following the alleged bashing of two men in September

Sam Walker (pictured) after leaving court on Tuesday – he is facing a number of serious charges following the alleged bashing of two men in September

The three accused were also expected to be additionally charged with a count of recklessly causing serious injury and causing serious injury in circumstances of gross violence, as well as conduct endangering life and serious injury.

Police will allege the victims ran from the accused and waited on a side street, before returning to get a cab, where the incident unfolded. 

The Walker brothers, whose father Tim is a leading QC in Victoria, and Fitt will re-appear in the Magistrates Court on February 12.

The maximum penalty the trio are facing is up to 15 years in jail. 

Footage from the alleged assault in Melbourne where three men are facing a number of serious charges

Footage from the alleged assault in Melbourne where three men are facing a number of serious charges

Footage from the alleged assault in Melbourne where three men are facing a number of serious charges

Three men are facing a number of serious charges following an alleged assault in September outside the MCG

Three men are facing a number of serious charges following an alleged assault in September outside the MCG

Three men are facing a number of serious charges following an alleged assault in September outside the MCG

At the time his sons were charged in September, Mr Walker, QC, released a statement asking the media to respect his family’s privacy.

‘This matter is still under police investigation. We are not able to comment at this stage,’ he said.

‘We have every confidence Victoria Police will obtain all relevant evidence, including all available CCTV footage.’ 

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