Dear Victoria Police,
The driver was involved in a Hit & Run on 16/01/2023 at approx. 11:33AM on Brunswick Road, Brunswick involving vehicle XV58DJ
I am hoping to attain the footage of this incident. As we will need it for insurance purposes
This office is experiencing considerable delays in responding to requests and correspondence. We strongly suggest making your request online (via the link below) or sending any correspondence to this email address ([Victoria Police request email]).
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Freedom of Information Division
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