Family demands justice

The family of an injured 20-year-old woman (blacked-out in picture) would like witnesses to come forward, particularly a man to the right of their daughter.
The family of an injured 20-year-old woman (blacked-out in picture) would like witnesses to come forward, particularly a man to the right of their daughter.

Deborah Cooper said her 20-year-old daughter sustained a cut above her eyebrow, cuts to her leg and was badly bruised after an incident at Murphy’s Irish Pub on January 25 at 11.55pm.

‘My daughter (did not go) out for a long time after it happened and has nightmares,’ Mrs Cooper said.

‘We are frustrated and feel on our own.

‘We are determined to follow things through. As far as we are concerned, the case is not closed.’

The family sought legal advice and made an appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Soon after the incident, police said there had been a minor altercation between two women, which escalated.

The injured woman and the probationary constable (24) were known to each other via a third party.

The officer was not based at the Mandurah station and was restricted to office duties during the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Tony Langer said there was insufficient evidence to proceed with the inquiry.

He said the victim’s medical report indicated the injury was not consistent with assault occasioning bodily harm.

The officer will be subject to disciplinary action.