Police investigating the assault on crossbench MP Andy Meddick’s daughter have found no evidence she was targeted because of her father’s political views.
Chief Commissioner Shane Patton on Thursday said police were still trying to identify the man wanted over the Fitzroy St attack last Thursday night.
He refuted claims made by Mr Meddick that the attack was politically motivated, revealing investigators had so far found no evidence to suggest 25-year-old Kielan Meddick was targeted because of her father.
“We don’t have any evidence or intelligence to that effect, no,” Mr Patton told 3AW.
“The investigation is still ongoing. We released some CCTV footage earlier on and we still haven’t identified that male.”
Ms Meddick had a spray can thrown at her head in what she described as a “political” attack.
She suffered a 3cm gash that required three stitches.
However police have cast doubt over this, saying Ms Meddick was confronted after spray-painting a poster on Spring St.
She was then confronted by the male and a dispute ensued.
“The pair had an argument before the woman threw the spray can towards the man as she attempted to leave the scene,” a Victoria Police spokesman said.