14 December 2016

Police seek man over pulling of woman to Cube floor by hair

| Charlotte
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Police have today released CCTV footage of a man who allegedly pulled a woman to the ground by the hair in Cube nightclub in the hope that it will lead to members of the public coming forward with information that will assist them to identify the woman’s attacker.

The woman was standing near the bar area at Cube at around 2am on Sunday, November 20 this year when an unknown man approached her. She declined to speak to him.

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A short time later, it is alleged the same man walked past her, pulling her in an aggressive manner and causing her to fall to the ground.

The man is described as Caucasian, around 183cm tall (6 foot) with dark brown hair and a light beard. He was wearing a blue/green checked shirt.

Officer in Charge of the City, Acting Station Sergeant Craig Faram. Photo: Charlotte Harper

ACT Policing’s Officer in Charge of City, Acting Station Sergeant Craig Faram told media this afternoon that the man had initially tried to start a conversation with the woman (please note due to a technical issue there is no audio for the first 25 seconds of the video clip below).

“She didn’t want to talk to him,” Acting Station Sergeant Faram said.

“A short time later the female returned to the bar area, and as she’s standing there, this male person’s walked past her and grabbed her by the back of the hair and violently pulled her to the floor.

“The male person then left the nightclub in the company with three other males.”

Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or may have information that may help with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website, quoting reference number 6037668. Information can be provided anonymously.

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