Four in custody following alleged assault in Glenorchy

Four people are in custody following an alleged assault in Glenorchy overnight.


Approximately 8.40pm last night, four offenders attended an address in Glenorchy where they gained entry and assaulted the victim.  During the assault the victim was allegedly hit with a firearm.  The parties are believed to be known to one another. The offenders then left the scene in a white Honda Prelude.


A short time late the Honda crashed into a parked car on the Brooker Highway, Derwent Park.  One of the suspects was arrested in the car, with the other suspects leaving the crash scene.  One of the suspects was arrested attempting to break into a shed in Moonah. A firearm was located in the car.


As a result of enquiries police attended an address in West Hobart where a further two suspects were arrested.  The four suspects are in custody and will be interviewed later today.


The victim was taken to hospital with cuts and bruising to his head.


If anyone has any information they can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Glenorchy CIB on 131 444.