‘Piss-weak’: Council executive involved in alleged altercation with journalist
Police are investigating an alleged altercation between a council executive and a young journalist.
Ben Fordham has been told a 23-year-old journalist approached a group of councillors and executives from Wingecarribee Council while they were having dinner at the Moss Vale Hotel last night.
The Southern Highlands Express journalist asked to take a photo of the councillors having a well-deserved drink when she was allegedly shoved.
Police say they spoke to the people involved and investigations continue. (See full statement below)
Listener Peter, a patron in the pub who rushed to intervene, told Ben Fordham none of the councillors at the table stepped up.
“I saw him pretty well manhandle her out the door.”
He describes the behaviour as “piss-weak”.
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NSW Police full statement:
About 6pm yesterday (Tuesday 9 March 2021), a 23-year-old woman attended a licensed venue on Argyle Street, Moss Vale, and spoke to a group of people who are known to her.
Police have been told a male member of the group allegedly assaulted her. She did not require medical treatment.
Officers from The Hume Police District were notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
As part of their inquiries, police have spoken to a 58-year-old man.