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Source: State of Victoria Police

Monday, 26 October 2020 18:15

North West Metro Regional Crime Squad detectives have charged two people following last Friday’s protest in Melbourne’s CBD.

Investigators executed a number of search warrants and arrested a 29-year-old woman on Sunday after she allegedly kicked a police horse.

The Werribee woman has been charged with animal cruelty and bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 23 March.

Detectives have also charged a 24-year-old man after a police car side mirror was allegedly smashed.

The Bentleigh man has been charged with criminal damage, hinder police, intimidate a police officer and possess cannabis.

He was bailed to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 23 March.

Detectives are still investigating several other incidents that occurred at the protest and have released images of the people they believe can assist with their enquiries.

Police would like to speak to the below man after several police horses were hit in the face with a flagpole.

Police would like to speak to the man pictured below in relation to criminal damage of a police vehicle.

Police would like to speak to the man pictured below in relation to the theft of a police hat.

Victoria Police will continue to conduct proactive patrols and anyone who deliberately and blatantly breaches the Chief Health Officer’s (CHO) directions can expect a swift and strong police response.

Victoria Police will not hesitate to fine those who clearly and blatantly breach the CHO directions.

Anyone with information or footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

Alex Day

Media Officer

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