Crime Stoppers

Aggravated assault - Alice Springs

Thursday 02-Aug-2018 14:03

Northern Territory Police have utilised a drone to locate and arrest two people in relation to an aggravated assault in Alice Springs yesterday.

The drone was deployed by police after two men were seriously assaulted, one with a brick, in the Todd Mall around 6pm. The second man, who was attempting to identify the offenders for police, was also allegedly assaulted by the males before they fled the area.

Numerous foot, motorbike and vehicle patrols failed to locate the alleged offenders in the Anzac Hill area, however they were located soon after the deployment of the Remote Piloted Aircraft.

A 23-year-old man and a 16-year-old youth are assisting police with their enquiries. Police will continue to make further enquiries into others allegedly involved in the incident.

“Alice Springs police will continue to use a range of resources to apprehend offenders involved in criminal activity,” said Alice Springs Superintendent Pauline Vicary.

The drone is a great tool for our prevention and response capability.”