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Richardson assault

By johnboy - 7 March 2011 12

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an assault in Richardson yesterday morning (Sunday, March 6).

Around 2.50am, two females and two males were at the Richardson skate park and playground in Cliff Crescent when they were approached by a group of up to seven males.

The group of males proceeded to assault the two male victims, with one of the males punched and kicked in the face. The two males and two females managed to escape the group, and ran to a nearby house to call police.

No property was stolen from any of the victims.

One of the male offenders is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance, approximately 186cm (6”1’) tall and was wearing a red jumper, dark trousers and white shoes at the time of the assault. The other males in the group are described as being aged in their late teens.

It is believed the group of males were driving a blue Subaru WRX with a loud exhaust and a white ute in the Tuggeranong area prior to the assault.

Anyone who was near the Richardson skate park and playground early Sunday morning and may have seen the group of males or either of the two vehicles mentioned above are 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.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Richardson assault
Outta Control 4:20 pm 22 Mar 11

“One of the male offenders is described as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander appearance”

Gee, that’s a surprise!

creative_canberran 2:46 pm 22 Mar 11

aelliso said :

When I was in my teens I’d hang out at the skate park late at night, sometimes with girls/girlfriends sometimes without. I’ve never done drugs, had sex in public, smashed bottles in the park recklessly… maybe I had a drink or two every now and then, but I’ve never been out looking for fights. The assumptions on here piss me off sometimes.

For those who make assumptions about the kids who were attacked – I Graduated with Honors from uni, and currently work full time at a bank while I work on my masters, and I’m now married with 2 kids to the same girl I was hanging out with at the Skatepark at 3am 10 years ago… But I guess all teenagers who like to hang out with girls in public places at 3am turn out to be thugs and dregs…

Given the prevalence of sexual assaults, assaults and other criminal behaviour on university campuses (reported on just this week), and the whole area of white collar law, educated people are no more immune to criminal acts nor less capable of carrying them out should they choose to.

colourful sydney rac 2:10 pm 22 Mar 11

georgesgenitals said :

Should people be able to go anywhere they want, any time of day or night? Of course.

Do smart people actually do this? No, they don’t.

Fair point, well made.

aelliso 1:09 pm 22 Mar 11

When I was in my teens I’d hang out at the skate park late at night, sometimes with girls/girlfriends sometimes without. I’ve never done drugs, had sex in public, smashed bottles in the park recklessly… maybe I had a drink or two every now and then, but I’ve never been out looking for fights. The assumptions on here piss me off sometimes.

For those who make assumptions about the kids who were attacked – I Graduated with Honors from uni, and currently work full time at a bank while I work on my masters, and I’m now married with 2 kids to the same girl I was hanging out with at the Skatepark at 3am 10 years ago… But I guess all teenagers who like to hang out with girls in public places at 3am turn out to be thugs and dregs…

georgesgenitals 3:14 pm 15 Mar 11

Should people be able to go anywhere they want, any time of day or night? Of course.

Do smart people actually do this? No, they don’t.

creative_canberran 2:11 pm 15 Mar 11

breda said :

Wonderfulworld said:

Get a grip Breda, your not at a skate park at 3am if you are not doing something out of the ordinary
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Well, God forbid that anyone does anything out of the ordinary. I mean, this could only lead to … dancing! Or worse!

I take it that ‘ordinary’ is the new black.

Yes, I’m sure they were all sitting around being perfectly good, probably had their iPod playing some old time music and dancing the charleston.
Let’s be realistic, broken alcohol bottles, syringes and used condoms don’t end up on public tennis courts, skateparks and in parks on a Saturday/Sunday morning by themselves. Have you been to Pine Island after a Friday or Saturday night? Better yet, check out you tube and see what Canberra lads and lasses get up to at skateparks, parks and tennis courts in the wee hours.

breda 6:37 am 15 Mar 11

Wonderfulworld said:

Get a grip Breda, your not at a skate park at 3am if you are not doing something out of the ordinary
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Well, God forbid that anyone does anything out of the ordinary. I mean, this could only lead to … dancing! Or worse!

I take it that ‘ordinary’ is the new black.

creative_canberran 12:27 am 15 Mar 11

Timberwolf65 said :

creative_canberran said :

On the one hand, we should all be able to enjoy our city, where ever and whenever we want without fear of being prey to criminals.

That said, hanging out at a skate park at 3am… frankly you’re asking for it.

Two boys and two girls, sounds like they were out harmlessly, possibly young love, it doesn’t state their ages, weren’t you young once?
As for saying they are asking to be beaten up, that is ridiculous.

Permit me to be a bit coarse but if the most interesting thing they can think of to do with their bf/gf at 3am is hang at a skate park, likely drinking cheap goon, then they’re probably not great breeding stock anyway.
And yes, hanging in a deserted area in the wee hours is asking for trouble. That’s nothing new either, dates back centuries. Why do you think we invented kerosene street lights and night walkers in the 18th century. Indeed the foundation of the modern day Metropolitan Police was a community watchman who would patrol a small area as people went home. There are thuggish elements whose effects can be avoided with some common sense.

Timberwolf65 12:50 pm 14 Mar 11

creative_canberran said :

On the one hand, we should all be able to enjoy our city, where ever and whenever we want without fear of being prey to criminals.

That said, hanging out at a skate park at 3am… frankly you’re asking for it.

Two boys and two girls, sounds like they were out harmlessly, possibly young love, it doesn’t state their ages, weren’t you young once?
As for saying they are asking to be beaten up, that is ridiculous.

WonderfulWorld 11:11 pm 11 Mar 11

breda said :

So, the way we should respond to packs of thugs roaming around at night is to stay inside?

Like the Glebe Park episode, we should never concede that it is the victim’s fault (in that case a group of 4 were attacked by a larger group).

No way should we make people feel frightened to be outside, by conceding that thugs own any space outside our homes. Reclaim the night!

Get a grip Breda, your not at a skate park at 3am if you are not doing something out of the ordinary

breda 9:17 pm 08 Mar 11

So, the way we should respond to packs of thugs roaming around at night is to stay inside?

Like the Glebe Park episode, we should never concede that it is the victim’s fault (in that case a group of 4 were attacked by a larger group).

No way should we make people feel frightened to be outside, by conceding that thugs own any space outside our homes. Reclaim the night!

creative_canberran 5:22 pm 08 Mar 11

On the one hand, we should all be able to enjoy our city, where ever and whenever we want without fear of being prey to criminals.

That said, hanging out at a skate park at 3am… frankly you’re asking for it.

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