Witnesses sought to Summernats assault

Seeking witnesses

ACT Policing is releasing images of a man allegedly involved in an assault at Exhibition Park (EPIC) in Mitchell on Saturday, 8 January 2022, and are seeking the public's assistance in identifying him. 

The images show the man in EPIC about the time of the assault. 

About 3.30pm, an 18-year-old man was assaulted in the northern side of the grandstand as he watched the Summernats burnout competition.  After a short altercation with another man unknown to him, the 18-year-old was punched in the face.  He required surgery to his jaw as a result of the assault.   

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, approximately 180cm tall, slim build, dark hair shaved on the sides, tattoos on his arms and neck, wearing light coloured shorts, white t-shirt and thongs.    

Police believe a large number of people witnessed the incident, and are asking anyone who did so, and who has not yet spoken to police to come forward. Anyone with information or footage that can assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.   

Please quote 7008552 Information can be provided anonymously. 


Note - details relating to the time of the incident and the height of the person of interest were amended on 14 January 2021. 


Media enquiries 

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

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