Australian police hunt violent Irish man
Police in Australia are hunting for an Irishman who went on the run after being sentenced to prison for a vicious, unprovoked attack on a fellow dog walker in Sydney.
New South Wales police issued a mug shot of David Mulligan, 33, who is wanted for revocation of parole in connection with the assault on dog-walker Karl Nissen in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria on September 11, 2014, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
Mr Mulligan, a personal trainer, pleaded guilty to assaulting Mr Nissen after the pair’s dogs became entangled on a footpath.
Disturbing CCTV footage showed Mr Mulligan repeatedly punching a man in the face during the altercation.
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David Mulligan, aged 33, is wanted for revocation of parole.
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The vicious assault left Mr Nissen, who is almost 60 years old, with a fractured eye socket, fractured jaw and a collapsed sinus that led to a lung infection, the local District Court heard.
Mr Mulligan pleaded guilty to the assault and was given a 15-month suspended sentence on condition he pay Mr Nissen $15,000 AUD (€10,350) in compensation and be of good behaviour.
But the Australian Court of Criminal Appeal overturned the sentence on April 1 arguing it was “manifestly inadequate” and ordered Mr Mulligan be sent to prison.
But he hasn’t been seen since. Police have shared a photograph of Mr Mulligan on social media and have asked anyone with possible sightings to contact them.