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He’s got a big punch. Civic king hitter arrested.

By johnboy - 26 July 2011 29

ACT Policing has arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm, following an incident in Civic on Sunday morning.

Police will allege that around 5.30am on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Alinga Street in Civic, the alleged offender callously struck the 41-year-old Irish tourist in the face, causing the victim to fall to the ground, resulting in an immediate loss of consciousness and a severe head injury.

The victim remains in a critical condition in The Canberra Hospital.

Detectives executed a search warrant on a Franklin residence last night (Monday, July 25) and seized a number of items as evidence. The alleged offender, who was also at the house, was taken into custody and will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, July 26).

Police are continuing to seek witnesses to the incident. Anyone who may have seen the victim with a group of men outside the Quick and Go convenience store in Civic, or witnessed the alleged assault, are 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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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G-Fresh 4:40 pm 02 Aug 11

I would say this Byrne kid is an extremely lucky little pumpkin. Thank goodness for the sake of both of them this I Kerry has woken up.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/local/news/crime-and-law/irishman-conscious-after-assault/2245830.aspx

farnarkler 9:01 pm 29 Jul 11

Where is the victim from? Ireland. What do some of the Irish like doing? Blowing things up, particularly in England. Perhaps the victim’s mother might want to ask the IRA to send a couple of their best to visit Mr Byrne and plant some homemade semtex under his bed.

Pity 5:08 pm 29 Jul 11

The criminal’s lawyer “…argued Byrne’s mother and stepfather were willing to offer a surety for his bail and would supervise the teenager closely if he was released”.

I think the best supervision is in custody. Not sure what his parents are like (possibly nice people), but clearly they cannot control him.

Hey criminal, if you’re so tough why didn’t pick a fight with a massive Pacific Islander?

fgzk said :

Now your just being silly.

Yeah, fair point. I will take my wacky ideas about presumption of innocence and due process and find a country that has a legal system that recognises them.

fgzk 2:54 pm 29 Jul 11

Now your just being silly.

colourful sydney racing identity said :

To all those calling for this guy to be beaten, put to death, etc, have any of you given any thought to the fact that maybe, just maybe he is innocent?

To all those calling for this guy to be beaten, put to death, etc, have any of you given any thought to the fact that maybe, just maybe he is innocent?

fgzk 2:41 pm 29 Jul 11

Will there be lynching and floggings?

reasonableperson said :

What would happen to the guy who did this? Does he go to jail while waiting for the court case?

Is there any way to know when he goes to court?

Maybe people from the Riotact can get together and go to court to show support for the victim and his family?

Will there be lynching and floggings?

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