Police lay charges after Moorabbin assault

Police have charged a man following an assault in Moorabbin on 16 March.

A 20-year-old West Footscray man has been interviewed in relation to a 17-year-old Hampton boy being kicked a number of times at a speaking engagement on Roberna Street.

He has been released and will be charged on summons with assault by kicking.

Earlier today Bayside Crime Investigation Unit detectives concluded their investigation into the incident where a 17-year-old boy broke an egg on the head of a 69-year-old man at the speaking engagement on 16 March.

Investigators reviewed CCTV footage of the incident and both parties were interviewed.

The 17-year-old Hampton boy has been issued with an official caution in relation to the incident.

A decision has been made not to charge the 69-year-old man.

On assessment of all the circumstances, the 69-year-old’s actions were treated as self-defence and there was no reasonable prospect of conviction.

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