ACT Policing has released new images of an alleged offender from a serious assault on a 19-year-old woman on Sunday, February 12 outside the Transit Bar in Civic in the hope someone can identify him.
About 3.50 am City Beats Team responded to the assault where the woman had been deliberately struck with a chair and suffered significant facial injuries, including a fractured jaw, a badly split lip and several dislodged teeth. The chair was thrown forcibly at the woman’s face, causing the injuries.
The assailant is described as a young man aged in his late teens or early 20s with light-coloured hair, wearing jeans, a dark-coloured or black T-shirt with a light-coloured motif on the front, and white shoes or sneakers.
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He was in the company of another man of similar age, wearing a red cap and cut-off jeans or cargo pants. The assailant may have been a patron of the Transit Bar during the evening.
The victim will undergo extensive dental work and surgery to her lip in the upcoming months.
Anyone with information which can assist the investigation is 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.