ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault on a Garran woman outside the Transit Bar in Civic in the early hours of Sunday morning (February 12).
City Beats Team was called to Hill Side Lane in Civic around 3.50am. A 19-year-old woman had been deliberately struck with a chair and suffered significant facial injuries, including a fractured jaw, a badly split lip and several dislodged teeth. The chair was thrown forcibly at the woman’s face, causing the injuries.
The assailant is described as a young man aged in his late teens or early 20s with light-coloured hair, wearing jeans, a dark-coloured or black T-shirt with a light-coloured motif on the front, and white shoes or sneakers. He was in the company of another man of similar age, wearing a red cap and cut-off jeans or cargo pants. The assailant may have been a patron of the Transit Bar during the evening.
The victim was sitting on the kerb in the company of several young men outside the bar in the minutes leading up to the attack and police are keen to speak with these men, as well as any other witnesses to the incident.
Anyone with information which can assist the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.