Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Police hunt for man behind coward punch

NSW Police are appealing for information following an unprovoked assault in Sydney’s inner west earlier this month, which has left a man with serious head injuries.

Police say that at about 10.45am on Friday 18 September, emergency services were called to the intersection of Bay Street and Grose Street, Glebe, following reports a man had been assaulted.

The 60-year-old man had been walking north along Bay Street, when he was hit in the stomach by another man walking past him.

The younger man, believed to be aged in his 20s, then turns and strikes the older man in the back of the head before fleeing. The pair were not known to each other prior to the incident.

The injured man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital with serious head injuries, including a fractured skull. The man underwent surgery and has since been released from hospital.

Officers from Leichhardt Police Area Command attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, investigators have released CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

The man is described as having an olive complexion, aged in his 20s, with a slim build and a short dark beard. He was seen wearing a black hooded jumper and black tracksuit pants.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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