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Australian arrested for alleged street assault

  • Ni Komang Erviani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar, Bali   /   Sun, June 24, 2018   /   04:45 pm
Australian arrested for alleged street assault Kuta Police’s investigator, First Insp. Aan Saputra, said on Sunday that the suspect was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly hit two men, a father and his son, injuring both. (Shutterstock/Dewi Putra)

The Kuta Police chief has arrested an Australian man, James Frederick Doyle, 61, for allegedly assaulting two men. Doyle could face a maximum of four years imprisonment if found guilty over the accusation. 

Kuta Police’s investigator, First Insp. Aan Saputra, said on Sunday that the suspect was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly hit two men, a father and his son, injuring both. 

The incident happened on Friday late at night when the victim, Abie Prasetyo and his family, visited a restaurant on Jl. Dewi Sri, Kuta.

That night Abie said he parked the car on the roadside near the restaurant. When they finished their meal, they returned to the car.

But as the car was about to depart, the suspect reportedly threw a lit cigarette into the car, hitting Abie's wife and daughter. 

Abie’s father, Ade Irawan, who was also in the car, reportedly jumped out and asked the suspect why he threw the cigarette into the car. The police said he did not answer and hit Ade in the jaw. 

“When he saw his father was being assaulted by the suspect, Abie tried to intervene. Suddenly, the suspect hit [Abie's] left cheek,  wounding his lip. The victim also suffered from pain in his ribs and waist because of the assault,” Aan explained. (evi)