8 April 2021

Police seek witnesses to separate assault and menacing driving offences

| Kim Treasure
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Police would like to talk to these men about an alleged assault outside a city bar. Photo: Supplied.

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a menacing driving incident earlier this month, and an unrelated assault in the city.

Police are hoping to identify two men allegedly involved in an attack outside a Canberra bar.

Around 2 am on Sunday, 14 March 2021, a man was allegedly punched and kicked following a verbal disagreement in the outdoor area of Reload bar in Verity Lane.

Police have released images of two men they would like to speak to regarding the alleged assault.

The first man is described as tall with long hair. He was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans with a bandaged arm.

The second man was described as having short hair, wearing a dark shirt and light shorts.

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Anyone with information is urged to contact police and quote reference 6752080.

Police are also looking for witnesses to an unrelated menacing driving incident that happened across a number of Canberra suburbs on Saturday, 20 March 2021.

Between 2 pm and 2:30 pm, a car turned onto Coulter Drive from Redfern Street in Cook when a grey Mitsubishi Triton utility with NSW registration came up behind it.

At William Hovell Drive, the Mitsubishi Triton turned on to John Gorton Drive where it was observed to be driving erratically.

It is alleged the driver of the Triton then followed the car and made several attempts to cut it off as the utility followed the car through streets in Coombs.

At one point, the driver of the Triton is alleged to have exited his vehicle and tried to open the door of the car.

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The driver of the Triton stopped following the car when it entered the Tuggeranong Parkway. The car driver subsequently reported the incident to police.

If you can identify these men or you witnessed the incident and have not yet spoken to police, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference number 6756980. Information can be provided anonymously.

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