Man to face court over Mawson assaults

Charged with assault

A 31-year-old man from Phillip will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged in relation to two alleged assaults in Mawson on Saturday, 22 June 2024.  

About 2.50pm, a woman was walking her dog northbound on the path adjacent to Athllon Drive, Mawson when the man allegedly grabbed the woman by the shoulder before walking away.  

A short time later, about 3.10pm, another woman was running southbound on the greenbelt adjacent to Athllon Drive when she came across the same man walking in the opposite direction.  

Police allege that as the woman ran past him, the man grabbed her and attempted to pick her up and carry her away. Following a short scuffle, the man dropped the woman and fled the scene on foot. 

A review of nearby CCTV provided police with a description of the man involved in the incidents, who was identified and arrested near Hindmarsh Drive about 12.55pm on Monday, 24 June.  

He has been charged with two counts of common assault.  



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