CCTV image released as police continue to investigate assault

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Police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate an assault on board a train in Newcastle last year.

At about 10am on Friday 25 September 2020, a 21-year-old man boarded a train at Metford Station headed eastbound.

During the trip, the man dropped a headphone to the ground and was attempting to retrieve it when an unknown male passenger stood up and punched the 21-year-old to the head.

The man contacted police and officers commenced an investigation.

As police continue their inquiries, they have released a CCTV image of a man who may be able to assist with their investigation.

The man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his 20s, with dark/reddish curly hair and a beard.

He was wearing a red, white and black hooded jumper, green camouflage cargo pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information which may assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.