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Grievous Assault at 2.20am

By johnboy - 19 December 2011 34

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a grievous assault on a 26-year-old Aranda man outside a city nightclub on the weekend, which left the victim hospitalised.

About 2.20am on Sunday (December 18), police were approached by members of ACT Ambulance Service for assistance in front of ICBM, on Northbourne Avenue, in Civic.

The 26-year-old man sustained injuries to his face and back of his head after allegedly being assaulted. Police will be seeking to interview a member of the night club security staff over this incident.

The man is currently awaiting surgery at The Canberra Hospital. Police have been informed the man’s injuries include multiple head fractures, and missing teeth, as well as other injuries.

Police are urging any witnesses to the assault or the lead up to the assault 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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Grievous Assault at 2.20am
chewy14 6:01 pm 19 Dec 11

Classified said :

creative_canberran said :

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People who want to drink will find a way, and if places close early, I foresee people simply stocking up earlier in the night and getting pissed outside of establishments.

Yes but if clubs shut at midnight and people wanted to kick on, wouldn’t it be more likely to happen at peoples’ houses, with less interaction between groups of drunk knobs?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in favour of prohibition, but I am in favour of looking at when and where violence is occurring and using that information to make some sensible decisions. Once again, isn’t this where we start calling for evidence?

Sorry but this is just silly.
People will still get just as drunk, they’ll just start earlier. The one big difference is that hundreds of people will all be trying to catch taxis at exactly the same time.
If you’ve had to catch a taxi late at night recently, you’d realise what a bad idea this would be.

Classified 5:39 pm 19 Dec 11

creative_canberran said :

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People who want to drink will find a way, and if places close early, I foresee people simply stocking up earlier in the night and getting pissed outside of establishments.

Yes but if clubs shut at midnight and people wanted to kick on, wouldn’t it be more likely to happen at peoples’ houses, with less interaction between groups of drunk knobs?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not in favour of prohibition, but I am in favour of looking at when and where violence is occurring and using that information to make some sensible decisions. Once again, isn’t this where we start calling for evidence?

Tool 5:26 pm 19 Dec 11

Tool said :

Second assault in as many weeks where security are mentioned and excessive force hinted at…. perhaps we should be getting mroe tolerant security guards who understand once a patron is off the licenced premises there job is done. If they continue to be a problem call the Police, that is after all why they are there………

For the sticklers, I apologise for the incorrect spelling of ‘more’ and improper use of the word ‘there’.

Tool 5:17 pm 19 Dec 11

Second assault in as many weeks where security are mentioned and excessive force hinted at…. perhaps we should be getting mroe tolerant security guards who understand once a patron is off the licenced premises there job is done. If they continue to be a problem call the Police, that is after all why they are there………

Tetranitrate 5:13 pm 19 Dec 11

Classified said :

johnboy said :

No, but if you exercised your imagination or observed how drinking works in places with forced early closing you’d realise it rarely seems to help.

In the early 90s places served booze until sunup. Was it better than today? Probably not. Was it much worse? Not sure about that either.

What a midnight finish would do, however, is put a load of pissed off inebriates on the street all at the same time.

Pretty sure that would be a lousy idea.

Isn’t this where we usually ask for evidence? It wouldn’t be hard to pin down when and when the problems most frequently occur.

FWIW, I spent the mid 90’s doing my undergrad uni in Canberra, and went out extensively. Although there was the odd fight, it didn’t seem as common then as it does now. Of course, the population is smaller, but it seemed to me people weren’t as aggro as they seem to be now.

It probably helps that in the 90s there was more Ecstasy and less Ice in circulation.

creative_canberran 5:13 pm 19 Dec 11

johnboy said :

Classified said :

Did I suggest the six o’clock swill?

Do you think serving alcohol to already drunk and tired people past midnight is helping the situation?

No, but if you exercised your imagination or observed how drinking works in places with forced early closing you’d realise it rarely seems to help.

In the early 90s places served booze until sunup. Was it better than today? Probably not. Was it much worse? Not sure about that either.

What a midnight finish would do, however, is put a load of pissed off inebriates on the street all at the same time.

Pretty sure that would be a lousy idea.

+1 JB, I personally don’t see much difference between early closing times and attempts in history at prohibition. I would suggest like prohibition, it’s doomed to fail and would likely make things worse.

People who want to drink will find a way, and if places close early, I foresee people simply stocking up earlier in the night and getting pissed outside of establishments.

Frankly I think it’s time to stop demonising alcohol and start demonising those who can’t consume it sensibly. Alcohol kills, alcohol causes violence, alcohol is a social menace… BS. It’s the people who have all the self control of a toddler and don’t know when to stop. To often the attempts to control those people impact negatively on those of us who don’t stuff around.

Classified 4:41 pm 19 Dec 11

johnboy said :

No, but if you exercised your imagination or observed how drinking works in places with forced early closing you’d realise it rarely seems to help.

In the early 90s places served booze until sunup. Was it better than today? Probably not. Was it much worse? Not sure about that either.

What a midnight finish would do, however, is put a load of pissed off inebriates on the street all at the same time.

Pretty sure that would be a lousy idea.

Isn’t this where we usually ask for evidence? It wouldn’t be hard to pin down when and when the problems most frequently occur.

FWIW, I spent the mid 90’s doing my undergrad uni in Canberra, and went out extensively. Although there was the odd fight, it didn’t seem as common then as it does now. Of course, the population is smaller, but it seemed to me people weren’t as aggro as they seem to be now.

john87_no1 4:39 pm 19 Dec 11

Maybe people of age (18) should have to apply for a drinking license, which entitles them to drink. If you are caught misbehaving or are excessively drunk then you lose demerit points and eventually your right to drink in public.

Thoughts anyone?

Tetranitrate 4:39 pm 19 Dec 11

The security guys are ICBM are notoriously bad and have been for at least 6 years, it’s hardly a surprise to have something like this happen.

I wonder if friends of the victim will retaliate fireworks? presumably there was a similar case behinds the scenes that time.
http://the-riotact.com/bombs-detonated-in-two-canberra-nightclubs/37871

johnboy 4:35 pm 19 Dec 11

Classified said :

Did I suggest the six o’clock swill?

Do you think serving alcohol to already drunk and tired people past midnight is helping the situation?

No, but if you exercised your imagination or observed how drinking works in places with forced early closing you’d realise it rarely seems to help.

In the early 90s places served booze until sunup. Was it better than today? Probably not. Was it much worse? Not sure about that either.

What a midnight finish would do, however, is put a load of pissed off inebriates on the street all at the same time.

Pretty sure that would be a lousy idea.

Classified 4:30 pm 19 Dec 11

johnboy said :

Classified said :

I wonder how many such problems would be solved if alcohol stopped being served at midnight?

Because the six o’clock swill worked so well back in the day?

Did I suggest the six o’clock swill?

Do you think serving alcohol to already drunk and tired people past midnight is helping the situation?

johnboy 4:02 pm 19 Dec 11

Classified said :

I wonder how many such problems would be solved if alcohol stopped being served at midnight?

Because the six o’clock swill worked so well back in the day?

Classified 3:59 pm 19 Dec 11

I wonder how many such problems would be solved if alcohol stopped being served at midnight?

legal 3:41 pm 19 Dec 11

I can remember many attacks on people by one particular bouncer at ICBM – why I steer clear of the place, I hope that roided up nutjob was at fault and he ends up with Big Bubba, the jailhouse bouncer.

PatMan 12:51 pm 19 Dec 11

*sigh* Nothing good ever happens after midnight – when are they going to learn that?

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