The moment a Victorian MP’s daughter fled after she had a spray can thrown at her head has been captured on CCTV.
CCTV footage has captured the moment Victorian MP Andy Meddick’s daughter sought refuge after a confrontation in Melbourne on Thursday night.
Police say Kielan Meddick was spray painting over a poster on Fitzroy St about 11pm when an unknown man approached her and an argument started.
“The pair had an argument before the woman threw the spray can towards the man as she attempted to leave the scene,” Victoria police said.
“The man followed the woman and threw the spray can which struck her in the back of the head.”
Footage, obtained by 7 News, captures the moment 25-year-old Ms Meddick ran down Smith St holding the back of her head before seeking refuge in The 86 bar.
A male worker is then seen quickly closing and locking the door behind her.
The footage also shows Ms Meddick falling to the ground of the business where staff members go to her aid.
Police said Ms Meddick attended hospital for minor injuries. The man left the scene.
Mr Meddick took to social media on Friday with the shocking news, saying he was “desperately worried” about comments, threats and intimidation his family, staff and colleagues endured and his ”worst fears have turned into reality”.
“My deepest gratitude is with those nearby who helped her when she was most in need, and to the wonderful carers and health workers who treated her since,” his public statement read.
“I have reason to believe this could be linked to my role as an MP and the positions I have taken on the pandemic response.
“The police are investigating and I won’t be making any further comment to protect the privacy and dignity of my family.
“I do also ask that people understand and respect the fact that comments, insults, intimidation and incitement can all have very real and absolutely devastating consequences.”
Victoria Police are investigating and urge anyone with information to come forward.