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Australian Defence Force officer, sailor attacked in Sydney-Update Doubts over sailor’s claim

September 25, 2014

AN Australian Defence Force officer and a sailor have been attacked in two separate Sydney incidents.

Police say a 41-year-old ADF serving member was in full uniform when he was allegedly approached by two men of Middle Eastern appearance in Bella Vista this morning.

The officer told police he was threatened and assaulted about 6.30am, leaving him with minor bruising.

The attack comes amid reports that police were investigating an alleged attack on a sailor in full navy uniform in the centre of the CBD today.

The sailor’s assailant was also allegedly a man of Middle Eastern appearance.

ADF personnel have been warned to be careful when wearing their uniform in public following today’s Bella Vista incident.

A Defence spokesperson says officers have been told to use their judgment when considering going out in uniform.

Defence last week raised the alert level at all its bases and establishments.

The move came after the national terrorism public alert level was increased to high



Editorial Comment:
Difficult to say how serious this is. However I think that our men who are serving in our defence forces should be able to walk our streets safely.


Defence chief apologises as ADF officer withdraws assault claim

DEFENCE force chief Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin has apologised to Australia’s Middle Eastern community after an ADF officer withdrew his claim that he was assaulted by two men.

Editorial Comment 2:
The problems of reporting news as it comes in. The facts come in later.

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