First on 3AW: Senior cop in hospital after Toorak train station bashing
FIRST on the RUMOUR FILE
Police have revealed the shocking circumstances that led to one of the state’s highest-ranking police officers being allegedly bashed by two young thugs.
Two men have since been arrested over the attack and charged with intentionally cause serious injury, recklessly cause serious injury, intentionally cause injury and recklessly cause injury.
As revealed on the 3AW Rumour File, the alleged victim of the incident at Heyington Station on Saturday was Victoria Police’s top public transport cop.
Chris O’Neill, Assistant Commissioner of Transit and Public Safety, remains in hospital after being allegedly set upon by two young men.
Mr O’Neill was off-duty and hadn’t told the men he was a police officer.
He was allegedly kicked and punched to the head and chest about 5.30pm.
Police arrested a 20-year-old male at 2.40pm in Malvern East in relation to the attack.
A second suspect, aged 18, was arrested a short time later.
Assistant Commissioner Bob Hill told Neil Mitchell the duo had earlier been kicked off a train at a nearby railway station.
“They were vomiting and urinating in the carriage,” Mr Hill claimed.
We’re working hard to confirm that rumour from “HOW’S THE IRONY” this morning, who asked whether a man who was assaulted recently at a public transport venue is in charge of law and order at that very venue. #rumourfile
— 3AW Breakfast (@RossAndJohn) June 16, 2019