At around 3.00 pm on the 12-02-12 a male offender allegedly attempted to remove the sixty-three-year-old victim’s wallet from his pocked resulting in a struggle. A forty-four-year-old woman came the victim’s aid and was punched to the face by a female offender. The assailants then alighted from the tram followed by the male victim and who was then again physically assaulted. Both victims suffered abrasions, bruising and swelling. The police have questioned the alleged offenders.

In Victoria in 2010 there were 28,500 recorded victims of physical assault, being an average of seventy eight reported physical assaults each day.

In you have been the victim of a physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services on freecall 1800 000 055 for assistance and advice.

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