Police seeking witnesses to assaults in City and Gordon

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ACT Policing is seeking witnesses and information about two separate, but related, incidents where a man was the victim of an alleged coward punch in Canberra City, and a teenage girl received broken facial bones in Gordon early on the morning of Saturday, 10 December 2022. 

In the first incident, two men were walking past the Fifth Avenue bar on Northbourne Avenue about 2.40am when they were allegedly assaulted by people unknown to them. During the assault, one of the men was knocked unconscious and required hospital treatment for his injuries. 

The second incident occurred after 3.40am in Jim Pike Avenue, Gordon when four people entered a residence. At some time between 3.40am and 4.30am, a teenage girl’s nose and jaw were broken inside the house.   

The four people left the house about 4.30am, when one of the four allegedly stole a grey Ford Ranger Utility from the front of the premises. 

Court proceedings have commenced against a 20-year-old man who was arrested on Friday, 13 January 2023. He has faced court charged with offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, common assault, taking a motor vehicle without consent. 

Police are seeking witnesses and information to identify the other alleged offenders in these incidents.  

Anyone with information that may help in the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the website.  

Please quote reference 7293312 for the Civic incident or 7293361 for the Gordon incident.  

Information can be given anonymously. 

Media enquiries 

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au 

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