WATCH: Shocking moment man pulls woman to the ground by her hair in nightclub

Police have released shocking CCTV footage showing the moment a woman was dragged to the ground by her hair in a horrifying assault inside a Canberra nightclub.

The incident, which police have described as ‘cowardly’ occurred inside the Cube nightclub on Sunday, 20 November.

Officers investigating the assault said it happened just after 2.00am, when a woman rejected a man who approached her near the bar area.


The CCTV footage shows the man leaning in closely to the woman as she attempts to move away and turn her head in the opposite direction.

Shortly after, the same man walked past the woman and forcefully yanked at her hair, causing her to fall suddenly to the ground.

The man then fled the nightclub with three other male friends.

Police have released the sickening vision in the hope someone may recognise the man.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, around 6’ foot tall, dark brown hair with light beard.

He was wearing a blue/green checked shirt.