Video / Civic one hit punch on New Year’s Eve

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of New Year’s Day (Friday 1 January).

About 2.45am a male was the victim of an assault whilst outside the Supa 24 convenience store located on East Row, Civic. The victim was in conversation with another male person when he was struck from the side by a second male.

Police arrived on the scene where they found the male victim laying on his back unconscious with his head on the ground.

The male victim sustained injuries that required him to undergo emergency surgery.

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Police are seeking to identify the male offender (pictured) who is described as being between 5’6” and 5’11 inches tall (170cm – 180cm) with dark complexion. He was wearing a grey T-shirt and black pants.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who can identify the offender to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please quote reference 5904176. Information can be provided anonymously. Police remind people they should not report crime information via Facebook and Twitter pages.


UPDATE: A Braddon man aged in his 20s is now assisting police with their enquiries into a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of New Year’s Day (Friday 1 January).

This afternoon the man handed himself in at City Police Station and is now assisting police with their investigations.

Police would like to thank the community and media for their assistance in swiftly providing information regarding the identity of the two men involved in the disturbance with the victim, pictured in CCTV.

ACT Policing investigations are continuing.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed the incident and have not yet spoken with police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please quote reference 5904176. Information can be provided anonymously.


UPDATE: ACT Policing has charged a 20-year-old Braddon man following a ‘coward punch’ assault that occurred in Civic in the early hours of New Year’s Day (Friday, 1 January).

Following the release of CCTV footage on ACT Policing’s Facebook page, the man handed himself in at City Police Station and assisted police with their investigations.

He was released on bail and will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court on 15 January facing a charge of recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Police continue to urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident and have not yet spoken with police to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Please quote reference 5904176. Information can be provided anonymously.

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