The Week in Crime
Every week TheShout scours reports from every state and territory in the country to bring you news on crimes affecting the hotel and liquor industries. Sharing information on robberies and alcohol-related violence helps businesses develop systems to bolster security and can also help police to identify offenders. Know of an incident we’ve missed? Give us a shout at editor@  

•    ACT Police arrested a 25-year-old man on Wednesday morning after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in the toilet of a Canberra nightclub. The man appeared at the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday. No further details have been released at this stage.

•    A 17-year-old male was charged on Monday after punching a policeman in the jaw following at a brawl at the Bayview Hotel in the Brisbane suburb of Redcliffe.
•    Also on Monday, a 19-year-old man was charged with grievous bodily harm after he allegedly approached a patron at the Coolangatta Hotel and hit him in the face with a beer glass. And in a separate incident, a 27-year-old man was charged after allegedly throwing a glass at a bar attendant at the Buderim Tavern.

•    In the Northern Territory, an intoxicated 19-year-old woman was arrested on Tuesday after she failed to vacate a licensed premise. Once removed further to the footpath she allegedly kicked a police officer in the ankle and kicked him three times in the face while being placed in a police van.

•    In Victoria, police are appealing for witnesses following a Saturday morning brawl at a Flinders Street bar in Melbourne’s CBD. Three males were seriously injured in the disturbance that involved security staff in Mercantile Lane.  

The Shout Team

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