Man extradited to face protest assault charges

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A New South Wales man has been extradited to face court in the ACT following his arrest in relation to an alleged assault at Exhibition Park in Canberra earlier this year.   

In February, police received a report regarding the alleged assault of a 64-year-old woman, who was employed at a venue inside EPIC. The woman sustained fractures to both her wrists requiring surgery, after a man allegedly assaulted her while causing a disturbance.  

In early May the man was arrested in Sydney and bailed to attend the ACT Magistrates Court on 6 May 2022 to face charges of trespassing, fail to comply with an order under the Crimes Act and recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm - the latter charge carrying a maximum penalty of 20 years. The man was granted bail on subsequent occasions with the condition he return to the ACT for future court appearances.  

The man subsequently failed to attend scheduled court appearances in June and July and a warrant was issued by the court for his arrest.  

On Wednesday (27 July 2022) NSW Police Detectives arrested the 34-year-old Kings Langley man.  

Yesterday (Thursday, 28 July 2022) detectives from ACT Policing Criminal Investigations travelled to Sydney and applied for his extradition, which the Blacktown Local Court approved. The man was returned to the ACT and he is scheduled to face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, 29 July 2022).

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