Irishman sought after attack in park

Queenstown police are looking for a 1.82m Irishman, possibly ginger-haired, who could be named Seamus, following a seemingly unprovoked attack on a Queenstown man.

At 2.40am on Friday, the 32-year-old victim was walking across Earnslaw Park when he was approached by a man who shouted, then proceeded to grab and wrestle with him.

Detective Matt Jones said the victim, after being forced to the ground, was kicked and may have lost consciousness.

When he came to, at least four people helped him to a park bench. Det Jones said the victim heard the witnesses tell the offender "you kicked him in the back of the head, there are cameras everywhere" and that he should run.

The offender was referred to as "Seamus" and he fled.

The victim made his way to the police station, and despite having a sore neck and possible bruising, he chose not to seek medical attention.

Part of the attack was captured on CCTV cameras, which verified the victim's account.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Queenstown police on (03) 441-1600.


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