Blue Line: Response to allegations that an Australian Embassy car containing AFP Investigators hit a cyclist
Release Date: Thursday, March 04 2010, 12:00 AM
There have been several reports in Australian media in the past 24 hours that an Australian Embassy vehicle, with members of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) as passengers, struck a cyclist whilst driving in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The reports also state that the occupants of the Embassy vehicle failed to stop and render assistance.
These reports are untrue and the AFP wishes to correct these false assertions.
The Australian Embassy has not been contacted by anyone reporting the alleged incident, nor have local police contacted the Embassy to report the alleged incident.
The AFP takes this issue very seriously and the Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv is seeking to contact the cyclist reportedly involved.
AFP Media (Canberra): (02) 6275 7100