16 December 2019

Man charged with assaulting police after nightclub eviction

| Michael Weaver
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A Turner man will face court after allegedly assaulting police after being ejected from a Civic nightclub. Photo: File.

A 21-year-old man from Turner will face a number of charges after assaulting a police officer after being refused entry to a nightclub at Civic in the early hours of Friday morning (13 December).

An ACT Policing spokesperson said police responded to a disturbance between security guards and a patron who was being evicted from the premises just after 2:30 am on Friday.

Police will allege that the man returned at about 2:40 am in an attempt to re-enter the premises. When he was refused entry, the man began arguing with security, and police took him into custody. During his arrest, the man assaulted a police officer.

The man was charged with remaining in the vicinity of licensed premises after being removed, resisting arrest and assault.

He was granted bail and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday, 17 January 2020.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or who has phone, dash-cam or CCTV footage filmed on London Circuit between Northbourne Avenue and the bus interchange between 2:30 am and 2:45 am Friday to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6472472.

Information can be provided anonymously.

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