Appeal for witnesses to assault of woman – Newcastle

Witnesses are being sought to the assault of a woman at Newcastle last month.

Officers from Newcastle Police District have renewed their appeal for information from the public after a 21-year-old woman was seriously assaulted between 11pm and midnight on Sunday 20 January 2019 in Denison Street near the intersection with Parry Street, Newcastle West.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

When police attended the location and established a crime scene they were told a man had assaulted the woman; however, a search for the man was unsuccessful.

Investigators are now appealing for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Newcastle PD Crime Manager, Detective Acting Inspector Anita Kruse, said the area was a popular entertainment precinct.

“Many people frequent the area during the day and night.

“I am sure that some members of the public have witnessed this incident and, have either not realised what was happening, or have not yet spoken to officers.

“Motorists also pass through the precinct and I urge anyone with dashcam footage to review it, and see if they can assist our investigation,” Det Insp Kruse said.

Police believe that a man described to them only as having long hair and wearing a white shirt with a cross on the front may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

Anyone with information should contact Newcastle Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

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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