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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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29 Responses to
He’s got a big punch. Civic king hitter arrested.
Skidd Marx 1:31 pm 27 Jul 11

Big punch, tiny Johnson.

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 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 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 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 4:45 pm 26 Jul 11

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

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.

Mr_Clapp 4:21 pm 26 Jul 11

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.

Skidd Marx 4:01 pm 26 Jul 11

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”.

You 3:30 pm 26 Jul 11

ThatGuy said :

The punishment should be Sisyphus-esque:

King hit him – wait for him regain consciousness – king hit him again – and repeat.

Alternatively just shoot him on sight. Sick of hearing of these douchebags.

Agreed, i’m so sick of hearing of the s***heads that populate this city and terrorise people that are just going about their daily lives.

PBO 1:19 pm 26 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.

+1, As a deterrent this is a great one. When done in public it will not only shame, pain and punish the perpetrator, it also acts as a lesson in consequence for others thinking about committing unbecoming acts within our community.

This is also a time tested method that works, positively reinforcing the law that the community sets itself by.

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

Jivrashia 1:06 pm 26 Jul 11

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.

Classified 11:40 am 26 Jul 11

What he will get: good behaviour bond

What everyone wishes he would get: gaol

Henry82 11:13 am 26 Jul 11

3 months good behavour.
Next.

ThatGuy 11:01 am 26 Jul 11

The punishment should be Sisyphus-esque:

King hit him – wait for him regain consciousness – king hit him again – and repeat.

Alternatively just shoot him on sight. Sick of hearing of these douchebags.

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