Gay-bash victims Aaron Warnecke and Greg Harland (pictured) have a new officer handling their case.
Attacked by men wielding metal poles in May, the pair are still waiting for charges to be pressed —— despite recognising one of their attackers.
“The new detective has been great from the outset, I feel he’s been quite enthusiastic about having a real, serious look at this and he’s been very attentive when I’ve relayed my feelings to him about what we’ve endured,” Harland told Sydney Star Observer.
“It’s so different from just being on the frontline trying and hoping to get some peace of mind and justice, and being ignored for so long. Now they’re taking it seriously. It seems like it’s been taken seriously, like it should have at the beginning.”
A spokeswoman for Police Media confirmed a new officer had been assigned, stating that “staffing issues have meant a detective senior sergeant is now reviewing the case.
“All outstanding lines of inquiry are being vigorously pursued. It was not necessary to begin the investigation again.”
The couple now have an interim Apprehended Violence Order in place against their assailant.

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