Shocking moment when female pub security is punched in the face by a male patron – before the coward flees
- A man hit a woman in the pub
- Female security guard taken to hospital
- Police are releasing CCTV footage as part of the investigation
A manhunt has been launched to track down a bar patron who punched a female security guard in the face before fleeing.
The brutal attack was captured on CCTV in February at a pub in Newstead on Commercial Road in north Brisbane.
The female security officer, 29, was seen staggering backwards from the force of the punch – before the man was led away from the venue by another woman.
The dramatic attack unfolded as a group of patrons sat around tables and chairs in the pub and stood as the security guard moved about.
She was seen talking to another woman before approaching the bald man wearing a white T-shirt and jeans while holding a drink.
The shocking incident was captured on CCTV at the Newstead pub (pictured) on February 25.
The security guard was pushed against a wall (pictured, far right) before another woman in a blue dress and white shoes approached the man to lead him away
The guard speaks to the man before putting down his drink and punching her in the face.
The guard was pushed down against a wall before another woman in a blue dress and white shoes approaches the man and leads him away.
The two walked out onto the street.
The woman was seen talking to him and trying to hold his arms before another woman emerged from the pub.
The patron and a friend walked out after the incident (pictured)
The footage showed him talking to the women (pictured) before the group left the scene
The man’s female companion was seen talking to him and trying to hold his arms before another woman emerged from the pub (pictured)
The footage showed him looking back at the venue and brushing away the hands of one of the women.
The group left the scene before police arrived.
The guard was later taken to Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with facial injuries.
Police released footage of the incident on Friday in the hope that those captured on CCTV could help with their investigation.
Investigations are underway.
The security guard (pictured in a green t-shirt) approached a patron holding a drink