Saturday 18 November 2017

Police in Australia seeking men with ‘Irish accents’ over alleged Melbourne assault

Pair allegedly punched and kicked two other men on St Patrick’s night

Police in Australia are trying to trace two men with “Irish accents” in connection with an alleged assault in Melbourne on St Patrick’s night.

The incident took place on Prince’s Bridge, Southbank in the centre of the city at 12.30am.

Police have released footage of the assault, which was posted by Crimestoppers on YouTube.

The video features two men and two women who police believe “may be able to assist them with their inquiries”.

According to Crimestoppers, two men were standing on the bridge when they were allegedly punched and kicked by two other men.

One man, who appeared to be wearing a Dublin gaelic football jersey, is described as being in his early 20s, 183cm tall, with short black hair.

The second man is described as being of a solid build with a white t-shirt and green shorts.

Crimestoppers said “they both spoke with Irish accents”.

Police have appealed to anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or give information online at

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