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Former top cop assaulted in Tasmania

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Former Victoria Police chief commissioner Simon Overland has been assaulted on a Hobart street.

Police said on Saturday Mr Overland, now the head of Tasmania's justice department, was attacked by a man on Elizabeth Street on Thursday night.

The alleged attacker has been charged with assault.

Mr Overland led the Purana taskforce investigation into Melbourne's gangland war.

He worked for the Australian Federal Police between 1984-2002 and was seconded to the Attorney-General's Department to lead the formation of the Australian Crime Commission.

AAP

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