Can You Help Identify This Man?

Police release CCTV footage

22 May 2018

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Police have released vision of a man who may be able to assist them with inquiries following the assault of a police officer at Harlaxton on the weekend.

At around 2.40am on Saturday, May 19 officers attended the Blue Mountain Hotel on the New England Highway following reports of a disturbance.

After speaking to a number of patrons police accompanied a man into the carpark to check his ID card.

The man entered a vehicle and started the engine, at which time a male constable attempted to intervene and prevent to the man from leaving.

The man punched the constable a number of times in the chest before driving away at speed over a footpath and directly across four lanes of the highway, striking a traffic island in the process.

The man is described as Aboriginal in appearance, aged in his 20s, around 183cm tall with black hair and brown eyes.

Police have released CCTV from inside the venue of a man who may be able to assist with investigations.


The police officer was not seriously injured.

Anyone who may recognise the man is urged to contact police.

CRIME STOPPERS:  1800.333.000

POLICELINK:  131.444

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