30 April 2018

Police seek offender and witnesses to violent assault in Fyshwick in March this year

| Lachlan Roberts
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The offender initially tried to strike the victim with a baseball bat, but another man intervened. Photos: Supplied by ACT Policing.

ACT Policing is seeking a man who committed a violent assault in Fyshwick about 12:25 am on Saturday, 3 March and are calling on a man and a woman who witnessed the assault for help.

ACT Policing reported that the assault occurred outside the Capital Men’s Club on Gladstone Street, Fyshwick after the offender had been verbally aggressive to the victim inside the club prior to the physical attack.

The offender initially tried to strike the victim with a baseball bat, but another man intervened, grabbing the bat out of his hand. The offender then punched the victim in the head twice, knocking him to the ground.

The offender was wearing a black and grey long-sleeve T-Shirt, dark pants and white Nike sneakers. He is described as being Middle Eastern in appearance, olive complexion, slim build, 183cm (6’0”) tall and has brown eyes.

The first witness is a woman likely to be known to the alleged offender and is described as of Caucasian appearance, and believed to be 40 to 50 years old. She has shoulder-length brown hair and was wearing a silver or grey dress and glasses.

The second witness is the man who stopped the offender’s use of a baseball bat in the attack. He is described as having a solid build with dark hair in a bun and has a tattoo on the upper part of his left arm. He was wearing a grey T-shirt, dark shorts and thongs.

Police are calling for these people, anyone who knows these people, and anyone else who may have witnessed the incident, or who has any information in relation to the incident to contact police on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can also be provided via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

Please quote reference number 6240112. Information can be provided anonymously.

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