Man Who Allegedly Kicked 'Egg Boy' On The Ground Sought By Police
Police are searching for a man who allegedly assaulted Melbourne teenager Will Connolly, known as "Egg Boy", during his confrontation with Senator Fraser Anning.
Detectives have released an image of the man they wish to speak to as part of their ongoing investigation after Connolly smashed an egg on the far-right Queensland senator's head.
The 17-year-old attended an event in Melbourne on March 16 after Anning, 69, released a widely-condemned statement blaming Muslim immigration for the Christchurch terror attack.
He told The Project he was "flat out disgusted" by the statement and Anning's subsequent comments at the event that "empowered (him) to egg him".
Anning reacted quickly, turning and appearing to hit Connolly twice on the head, before a group of his supporters violently tackled and restrained the teenager.
Police are now seeking public assistance to help identify a man who kicked Connolly several times as he was being held on the ground.
A picture of a man who police believe may be able to assist with their inquiries has been released.
A spokesman for Anning's office told 10 daily the individual "is not known in any capacity to the Senator or his Office".
"Senator Anning condemns all acts of violence and has stated numerous times that violence has no place in a civilised society," he said in a statement.
Connolly and Senator Anning have been interviewed over the incident but no charges have so far been laid.
Anyone who identifies the man in the image is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.