A Melbourne Airport security guard has told of how he was allegedly violently attacked by an Uber driver because he asked the driver to leave the taxi rank.

Singh suffered a fractured skull and needed seven stitches after he was allegedly attacked with a tyre iron by a disgruntled Uber driver.

The 28-year-old father says he told the rideshare driver to move after parking in a taxi rank at Melbourne Airport.

Melbourne Airport security guard Singh was allegedly violently attacked by an Uber driver because he asked the driver to leave the taxi rank.
Melbourne Airport security guard Singh was allegedly violently attacked by an Uber driver because he asked the driver to leave the taxi rank. (9News)

That’s when Singh says the man became abusive, hitting him repeatedly on Saturday afternoon.

“No one expects someone is gonna take the weapon from the car and straight away gonna hit you,” he said.

“When my daughter saw me she started crying.”

His colleagues rushed to help, saying he was covered in blood.

Singh and others at the company told 9News abuse at the airport was increasing.

Melbourne Airport security guard Singh was allegedly violently attacked by an Uber driver because he asked the driver to leave the taxi rank.
The 28-year-old father suffered facial injuries in the alleged attack. (9News)

“I get very scared about Melbourne Airport. I don’t want to go over there after that,” he said.

Guards want more training and hope they can patrol in pairs rather than alone.

“We love our job. But if it’s not safe for us, how is gonna be safe for the public?” one of them said.

Wilson Security says it’s committed to ensuring security officers are appropriately protected to do their job safely, and constantly review and improve their training to help achieve this.

Meanwhile, police raided a home on Georges Street in St Albans yesterday morning, and arrested a 29-year-old man.

He has been charged over the alleged assault and was given bail to appear in court tomorrow.

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