Police seek witnesses to assault in Weston

Michael Reid 13 July 2016

police wrapPolice are seeking witnesses to an assault near an underpass on Namatjira Drive in Weston.

Three males and a female were walking near the underpass adjacent to McDonald’s restaurant at about 9pm on Saturday when they were approached from behind by two males.

The two offenders assaulted the two males, causing serious facial injuries to both victims.

The first offender is described as male, in his late teens or early twenties and of dark complexion.

The second offender is described as male, in his late teens or early twenties, tall and of fair complexion and slim build.

Police believe the suspects were attending the ACT Jam 2016 BMX riding event held at Weston Creek Skate Park.

They urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via https://act.crimestoppers.com.au and quote reference number 5952304. Information can be provided anonymously.

Meanwhile, police said they were generally satisfied with crowd behaviour at the annual Groovin the Moo festival held at the University of Canberra on Sunday.

Two people were taken into custody, one for intoxication and disorderly behaviour, the other for assault. A security guard was assaulted after directing an intoxicated person to leave the event.

Police also made five drug seizures.

ACT Policing praised event organisers for being well prepared and making it a safe and enjoyable occasion for all who attended.


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