Racial attack causes fury
The search continues for a woman in relation to an assault on two international students in the CBD on April 15, with police having already pressed charges against another woman on April 19.
The incident, which was filmed on Elizabeth St and posted on Twitter, drew widespread condemnation from the likes of Lord Mayor Sally Capp, who said she was “appalled” by the attack.
“The violence displayed is completely unacceptable. It does not reflect the values that Melburnians stand for or the behaviour we expect in our city,” the Lord Mayor said.
“Melbourne is a caring and inclusive city that welcomes people from all over the world to live and study here. Our diversity is one of the great strengths of our community and violence, abuse or harassment will not be tolerated.”
“During the COVID-19 pandemic it is more important than ever to stick together and lend a hand to those who need it.”
Investigators have been told two women, students from the University of Melbourne, were walking along Elizabeth St near the Queen Victoria Market when they were allegedly verbally abused by two females and physically assaulted around 5.30pm.
During the assault, one of the victim’s Air Pods was dropped and stolen by a male who was in the vicinity, but not involved in the assault.
The victims received minor injuries and reported the incident to police.
A 21-year-old Melbourne woman has been charged with recklessly cause injury and commit indictable offence while on bail.
Investigators are still trying to identify the second female involved in the assault.
She is perceived as Caucasian in appearance, about 20 years-old with a skinny build and shoulder length blonde hair. She was wearing a pink jumper.
The male offender is perceived as Caucasian in appearance, with a solid build and approximately 175cm tall.
He was wearing a black puffer jacket and a black backpack.
Investigators have released an image of the woman they still wish to speak to about the incident •
Contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au