Appeal for information after COVID-19 testing clinic employee spat at in Maitland


Police are appealing for information after a COVID-19 testing clinic employee was spat at in Maitland at the weekend.

At about 3pm on Saturday (7 August), an unknown man was waiting for a coronavirus test at a drive through clinic on Blomfield Street and became abusive after he was told the clinic was closing.

It’s alleged he then spat at the employee, narrowly missing him, before fleeing in a white coloured vehicle towards Wallace Street.

As inquiries continue, police believe a man described as being of Caucasian appearance and without his two front teeth may be of assistance to them.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information or dashcam vision that could assist police, to contact Maitland Police Station on (02) 4934 0200.

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