Friday, June 21, 2024

Police hunt for attacker after 86-year-old left with bleed on brain

Police are investigating the assault of an elderly man in Wagga Wagga at the weekend.

Police say that at around 11.20pm on Sunday, an 86-year-old man heard a knock on the wall of his home on Mair Street, Turvey Park.

“The man opened the front door and was confronted by another man who punched him to the face and then fled on foot,” NSW Police said in a statement.

“NSW Ambulance Paramedics were called and treated the man at the scene for a suspected fractured nose before he was taken to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital, where he is being monitored for a bleed on the brain.

“Officers attached to Riverina Police District were notified and have commenced an investigation.”

Police are appealing for information to help locate a man who they say may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as Caucasian in appearance, between 40-45 years old, with a slim build, medium length scruffy hair and a beard.

At the time, he was wearing a denim jacket, black pants and joggers.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Wagga Wagga Police on 6922 2599 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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