Hunt for man accused of beating a politician’s 25-year-old daughter with a spray can
Hunt for hooligan accused of beating a politician’s 25-year-old daughter with a spray can over MP’s support for Dan Andrews’ pandemic laws
- kielan Meddick, 25, required stitches after being hit by a spray can in Fitzroy
- Incident was on November 18 – with police releasing images of alleged attacker
- Ms Meddick has claimed the attack was ‘politically motivated’ – police aren’t so sure
- She also shut down her social media accounts after receiving death threats
- Her father is Andy Meddick MP, a supporter of Dan Andrews’ pandemic laws
Police are looking for a hooded man accused of assaulting the daughter of politician Andy Meddick – who is an outspoken supporter of Dan Andrews’ pandemic laws.
Kielan Meddick, 25, required stitches after an aerosol was thrown at the back of her head on Smith Street in Fitzroy on Nov. 18.
Investigators have released CCTV footage of a man they believe can help with their investigation.
Kielan Meddick – the daughter of MP Andy Meddick – required stitches after an aerosol was thrown at the back of her head on Nov. 18 on Fitzroy’s Smith Street, on the edge of Melbourne’s CBD.
Investigators have released CCTV footage of a man they believe can help with their investigation
He is white and was wearing a dark blue jacket with a light-colored hood and dark pants and shoes at the time of the alleged attack.
Meddick claimed the attack was “politically motivated,” but police have yet to confirm the motive.
The attack came shortly after Mrs Meddick’s father went public about his support for the pandemic management bill proposed by Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews.
police claims Ms Meddick also threw an aerosol can at the time of the attack.
“Investigators have been informed that a 25-year-old woman was approached by an unknown man around 11 p.m. (on Nov. 18),” the Victoria Police said.
“They had a verbal altercation before the woman threw the aerosol at the man as she tried to flee.
“You can see the man chasing the woman and throwing the aerosol that hit her in the back of the head.
“The man left the scene as personnel from a nearby location assisted the woman before she was taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries.”
Mr Meddick hopes the police can locate and arrest the man who allegedly injured his daughter.
MP Andy Meddick hopes police can arrest man who allegedly assaulted his daughter in Fitzroy with aerosol
Ms Meddick claims the attack was politically motivated – she also shut down her social media accounts after receiving death threats when Victoria Police released a statement about the incident
“Whether she was recognized or it was pure coincidence, it is clear that this heated and toxic political climate played a part in the attack,” said Mr Meddick.
“Many of us warned it would escalate like this.”
The incident took place just days after a group of protesters showed up at Mr Meddick’s home while vicious letters – including one containing a used condom – were sent to his polling station.
Ms Meddick shut down her social media when she received death threats shortly after Victoria Police released a statement about the attack.
The pandemic law, which gives the Victorian Prime Minister and Health Minister the power to declare a pandemic and impose restrictions, would replace the state of emergency that expires on December 15.
Mr Andrews’ bill is controversial because of the far-reaching powers it gives him to introduce restrictions and associated hefty fines at will.
The proposed legislation, likely to be passed this month after Mr Andrews secured the key votes with some concessions, has sparked alarming protests.
What are the penalties in Daniel Andrews’ new pandemic laws?
$21,909: This fine is for violating a pandemic order, such as not wearing a mask, violating a movement limit, attending an illegal protest or gathering, refusing to be tested or failing to show ID.
$90,870: This fine is for a serious offense for offenses that ‘present a serious danger to the health of another’ such as going to work with contagious
$109,044: This fine is for companies that break rules, including failing to check that customers check in or show proof of vaccine status
$454,350: This fine is for a ‘serious’ violation by a company, such as encouraging customers to break lockdown rules