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Trouble in toyland

By johnboy - 23 December 2013 28

ACT Policing is investigating the assault of a young child which occurred at the Hellenic Club in Woden last Wednesday night (December 18).

On Friday (December 20) afternoon police received a report of an alleged assault on a child in the children’s play area inside the club.

Police are seeking witnesses to the assault which took place between 7.30pm and 8.15pm Wednesday night.
Police would particularly like to speak to a witness described as male, aged between 10 and 18-years-old with short dark hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt with writing on the front and dark shorts or pants and white shoes.

Police are appealing for anyone who was in or near the children’s play area at the time and saw someone matching the above description or is able to assist police with their investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Trouble in toyland
EvanJames 12:20 pm 24 Dec 13

Felix the Cat said :

When I was a kid and my parents took me out to dinner at restaurants, clubs and pubs I sat at the dinner table with my parents and ate my food. I didn’t run around causing havoc for other patrons. There were no kids areas because restaurants, clubs and pubs were for grown-ups and I was there as a guest of my parents.

sigh. Yep. And people who lament why there aren’t kiddie-friendly restaurants in local shops, well, who wants to run a zoo?

Felix the Cat 11:41 am 24 Dec 13

When I was a kid and my parents took me out to dinner at restaurants, clubs and pubs I sat at the dinner table with my parents and ate my food. I didn’t run around causing havoc for other patrons. There were no kids areas because restaurants, clubs and pubs were for grown-ups and I was there as a guest of my parents.

KB1971 7:37 am 24 Dec 13

IrishPete said :

I am usually quick to judge neglectful parents, but on this occasion I don’t think we should jump to conclusions. The parents may not have been told about the incident by the child until well after the event. As for leaving the child there unsupervised, well we don’t actually know that occurred either – the parents may have been present or nearby, but didn’t see what occurred.

IP

Exactly, especially when some of these play areas have those massive big plastic castles in them. The kids just disappear into them.

KB1971 7:35 am 24 Dec 13

460cixy said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Dirtbag began trash parents who both leave young children un supervised and also who let children who are far top old to be on there in the first place.

It’s bloody rare but for once we are in agreement

What? That you can’t spell or construct a sentence?

pptvb 11:30 pm 23 Dec 13

IrishPete said :

I am usually quick to judge neglectful parents, but on this occasion I don’t think we should jump to conclusions. The parents may not have been told about the incident by the child until well after the event. As for leaving the child there unsupervised, well we don’t actually know that occurred either – the parents may have been present or nearby, but didn’t see what occurred.

IP

Pete,
You have basically nailed it.
I can’t go into any more detail though.

IrishPete 8:46 pm 23 Dec 13

I am usually quick to judge neglectful parents, but on this occasion I don’t think we should jump to conclusions. The parents may not have been told about the incident by the child until well after the event. As for leaving the child there unsupervised, well we don’t actually know that occurred either – the parents may have been present or nearby, but didn’t see what occurred.

IP

460cixy 7:36 pm 23 Dec 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Dirtbag began trash parents who both leave young children un supervised and also who let children who are far top old to be on there in the first place.

It’s bloody rare but for once we are in agreement

tuco 6:18 pm 23 Dec 13

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

Dirtbag began trash parents who both leave young children un supervised and also who let children who are far top old to be on there in the first place.

I are liking your word sy stem for it good arranging ideas for doing the tell faw others.

sepi 5:19 pm 23 Dec 13

It does get pretty awful in there when it is packed.

If only canberra had some decent restaurants at local shops, fronting onto p arks, then half of canberra wouldn’t be crushing into the hellenic club indoor play area.

Antagonist 5:09 pm 23 Dec 13

Tooks said :

460cixy said :

10 to 18 vague much?

Critical of a child victim (because that’s who would’ve provided that description) for not being specific enough for you? Nice.

Nope. I interpret this as (rightly) being critical of the parents who took 40-48 hours to report ‘the incident’.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 5:01 pm 23 Dec 13

Dirtbag began trash parents who both leave young children un supervised and also who let children who are far top old to be on there in the first place.

Tooks 4:47 pm 23 Dec 13

460cixy said :

10 to 18 vague much?

Critical of a child victim (because that’s who would’ve provided that description) for not being specific enough for you? Nice.

johnboy 4:39 pm 23 Dec 13

I took that to mean “older than the witness, but not a grownup”

460cixy 4:29 pm 23 Dec 13

10 to 18 vague much?

tommy 4:15 pm 23 Dec 13

It gets pretty rough past 7pm on a Friday at the Hellenic Club kids area…

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