‘Much loved’ GP attacked by man he tried to help on New Year’s Day

The 76-year-old doctor has been left with broken ribs after the incident.

A “much loved” retired GP was hospitalised after allegedly being attacked by a man he found lying outside his home on New Year’s Day. 

Dr Michael Irlicht, 76, said he went to the man’s assistance because he appeared to be lying unconscious on the nature strip near his home in Melbourne at around 6am.