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

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 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 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 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?

G-Fresh G-Fresh 4:13 pm 29 Jul 11
colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 3:07 pm 29 Jul 11

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 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?

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 2:51 pm 29 Jul 11

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 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?

TheQueenOfHearts TheQueenOfHearts 2:32 pm 29 Jul 11

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?

Yes, the offender is being held in custody at the prison.
he was in court today at 12

reasonableperson reasonableperson 3:46 pm 28 Jul 11

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?

LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:01 pm 27 Jul 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Jivrashia said :

I wonder if we can follow the example of our south-east Asian neighbours?

PUBLIC LASHING.

I could not see anything more fitting in terms of punishment than that.

callously struck
Callous? He deliberately injured a stranger for the enjoyment he would get out of it. Nothing callous about that.

If you want to live under the type of regime that canes, lashes and puts people to death, I suggest you move to one, post haste.

I don’t want to move elsewhere, I just want to live in a peaceful place, where violent thugs suffer some consequences for their action. I’m not sure shooting him would be appropriate, unless the victim dies. However, I reckon a bit of a thrashing and some time in the stocks is just what this bloke needs.

Henry82 Henry82 5:36 pm 27 Jul 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

If you want to live under the type of regime that canes, lashes and puts people to death, I suggest you move to one, post haste.

You have to admit it though, it would be effective. Singapore has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. I bet they dont have king hitting drunks.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 1:56 pm 27 Jul 11

Jivrashia said :

I wonder if we can follow the example of our south-east Asian neighbours?

PUBLIC LASHING.

I could not see anything more fitting in terms of punishment than that.

callously struck
Callous? He deliberately injured a stranger for the enjoyment he would get out of it. Nothing callous about that.

If you want to live under the type of regime that canes, lashes and puts people to death, I suggest you move to one, post haste.

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 1:31 pm 27 Jul 11

Big punch, tiny Johnson.

lalainoz lalainoz 12:01 pm 27 Jul 11

Mr_Clapp said :

Skidd Marx said :

What’s with these Irish blokes who come out here and get badly decked? There have been a few in Sydney in recent years. They obviously have faces that cry “punch me”.

I cannot stand drunk Irish people, i would prefer to stab myself in the ears then to listen to them babble away but it seems others choose to take this a step further though.

I can’t stand a lot of babbleing drunk people but I generally don’t focus my distaste on a nationality. Maybe it is the accents that bother you? I find must drunks ramble over a lot of annoying subjects and get people’s backs up but it difficult to ignore when it is being delivered by an annoying accent.

It is awful to incidents like that in Canberra. I don’t think it was because this man was Irish though, I have heard of a lot of horrible attacks on British people and other nationalities too. Hopefully it isn’t becoming some sort of trend.

The Frots The Frots 7:05 pm 26 Jul 11

He had a handle on life………………..but it broke off.

Flog him. This guy is what you find under your shoe when looking for that foul smell!

alaninoz alaninoz 5:38 pm 26 Jul 11

PBO said :

There’s nothing like a nice piece of hickory, except maybe a length of rattan.

Dunno about that. The cat o’ nine tails might be better than both. Traditional too.

breda breda 5:36 pm 26 Jul 11

In view of my critical comments on another thread, thanks to ACT Policing’s media unit for this clear and comprehensible release.

As for the substance – note to the ACT judiciary. We don’t care about this person’s unhappy childhood, drug and alcohol problems, recent bereavement, breakup with his girlfriend etc. Call me old fashioned, but I thought that protecting the community from violent offenders is a core function of government. Please stop treating them like toddlers who won’t share at childcare, by sentencing them to the naughty step for five minutes.

TheQueenOfHearts TheQueenOfHearts 4:45 pm 26 Jul 11

Wont Be seeing Mr Byrne for a while.. Off to stay with his Brother in the AMC!

Stevian Stevian 4:26 pm 26 Jul 11

Henry82 said :

3 months good behavour.
Next.

We all know that the ACT has an aversion t punishing crime, but surely we could wait for them to lashed with a feather THEN whine about it.

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