Police release CCTV footage to identify glassing offender

Witnesses sought

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage in order to identify a man who allegedly assaulted another man at a Canberra bar on Sunday, 2 June 2019.

The incident occurred at about 1.30am in the upstairs area of Shorty’s Bar, located at the corner of Bunda Street and Garema Place, Canberra City.

Police allege the offender smashed a glass on the victim’s face. The victim received facial injuries as a result of the incident.

The offender was escorted from the venue by security staff, and left the area in the company of two other men.

The offender is described as being Pacific Islander/Maori in appearance, with a medium build and short, dark hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt, blue denim jacket, black jeans, black and white sneakers and black gloves.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who may be able to identify the man from the CCTV footage.

Anyone with information that could assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Please quote reference 6402431. Information can be provided anonymously.

Media enquiries

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