75-year-old woman thrown down embankment

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Police are appealing for help from the public after a 75-year-old woman was kidnapped and assaulted in a shocking incident in the Snowy Mountains yesterday.

Police say that at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, police were called to the Snowy Mountains Highway at Talbingo, following reports a woman had been thrown down an embankment.

“Officers from Riverina Police District attended and performed a vertical rescue with the assistance of the NSW State Emergency Service and NSW Ambulance paramedics,” NSW Police said in a statement.

Police say the 75-year-old woman had sustained bruising to her face and deep lacerations to her arms and legs in the incident.

She was taken to Wagga Wagga Hospital for treatment.

Police have been told the woman was involved in an altercation with a man who was known to her earlier in the day.

“It’s alleged the man dragged the woman to his car, before driving along the Snowy Mountains Highway towards Talbingo mountain and forcing her out of the vehicle and down a four metre embankment,” Police said.

As inquiries continue, detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen a man in the area around the time of the incident. He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s, approximately 175cm tall, of medium build with grey hair and blue eyes. He was barefoot at the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au