Police seek help on deadly highway attack  
The Age
May 4, 2010

Homicide squad detectives are appealing for information about a fatal highway bashing in Melbourne's south-east in which two men were attacked by a gang armed with baseball bats and other weapons.

Scott Shaw, 24, and his friend Troy Broughton, 23, suffered severe head injuries in the assault on the South Gippsland Highway at Cranbourne North on September 12.

Mr Shaw, of Hampton Park, died a week later from his injuries at The Alfred hospital.

Police said on the night of the attack, the pair had parked their blue Holden Commodore sedan in a service lane at the intersection of South Gippsland Highway and Huon Park Road when a black Chrysler pulled up beside them about 9.45pm.

An argument broke out between the two groups and Mr Shaw and Mr Broughton were set upon by six or seven young men armed with weapons.

Three teenagers from Cranbourne North were arrested at the time of the assault but no charges were laid.

A Victoria Police spokeswoman said a number of witnesses had come forward with information about the black Chrysler 300C sedan, and police are attempting to identify its occupants.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw the Chrysler on Huon Park Road and Lawless Drive at the time of the attack or has any information about the offenders to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit