21 September 2013

Big Brother collars suspected late night sluggers

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after an assault occurred along Bunda Street early this morning (Saturday, September 21)

Around 1.30am, members of ACT Policing’s Regional Targeting Team responded to a report that a man had collapsed along Bunda Street.

A review of the ACT Government CCTV network recording indicated that the man was assaulted and knocked to the ground.

While the victim was receiving medical treatment prior to being conveyed to hospital by the ACT Ambulance Service, police were able to utilise the CCTV network and identified three men at a nearby nightclub who police believe were involved in the assault.

North District Acting Superintendent Jeff Knight said that the CCTV greatly assisted police in identifying a number of people associated with the assault.

“The CCTV network was utilised to track the three men to a nearby nightclub and they were taken into police custody a short time later. The CCTV operator was able to relay real-time information to the officers on the ground which assisted in the apprehension,” Acting Superintendent Knight said.

The three men were conveyed to the ACT Watch House and are assisting police with the investigation.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault or can assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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What’s with the recent “good news” publicity about CCTV cameras? Does someone think they are under threat? Or are they planning a funding bid for expansion?


Good job.

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