Archive for July, 2010

Off-duty policeman stabbed in Port Melbourne – information sought from public

// July 23rd, 2010 // No Comments » // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Victoria

Victoria Police media have updated their public information about a stabbing of an off-duty policeman in Port Melbourne this morning.

Speculation about the proximity of the incident to the area where an assault and attempted robbery of gay men took place and whether this past event was in any way related to this mornings stabbing and attempted robbery, has proved to be misplaced and the events are unrelated.

However if any individuals from the gay community were in the vicinity of the assault at approximately 3am, the AVP is urging them to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 with information. AVP can assist in supporting people contact police.

Further information from the updated information about this incident on Victoria Police News is available by clicking here.

Collingwood bashing and robbery

// July 22nd, 2010 // No Comments » // Incidents, Media discussion, Within Victoria

A staff member from Collingwood gay sauna Wet on Wellington was bashed in a vicious robbery on Sunday 4 July at approximately 9.30pm. The incident took place in Peel Street, towards Smith Street, when the man was set upon by at least three men wielding baseball bats.

Any people who were in the vicinity of the incident and have any information that could assist police in their investigations should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Gay and Lesbian Liaison police.

If any of us have issues about going directly to police and want assistance, the Anti-Violence Project and our volunteers are there to be supports to enable this to take place or ensure the information is exchanged. Visit our online violence reporting service (click tab at the top of this page) or click here!

Further information about this assault and robbery will be updated here.

In the meantime, visit report in the Southern Star newspaper by Andie Noonan (22 July 2010) by clicking here.