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Thursday, January 28, 2021

Police appeal after man assaulted at Warners Bay

UPDATE:

Lake Macquarie Police District has been conducting inquiries into an alleged assault in Warners Bay in the early hours of New Year’s Day (Friday 1 January).

Following extensive inquiries, police have determined the incident did not occur.

Police would like to reassure the public that there is no ongoing danger in relation to this alleged incident.

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Hunter police are appealing for public assistance after a man was allegedly assaulted by six males yesterday morning at Lake Macquarie.

Between 12.15am and 12.30am on Friday 1 January, a 52-year-old male was walking home when he was set upon at Feighan Oval, Warners Bay.

Police were told the man was approached by a group of six males, who then allegedly pushed him to the ground and assaulted him.

As the individuals fled down John Street, Warners Bay, an unknown woman walking her dog heard the 52-year-old and rendered assistance before his friend arrived.

Officers attached to Lake Macquarie Police District were notified on the incident later that day and started inquiries.

After speaking with the injured man, police transferred him to Belmont Hospital for treatment.

Officers are now appealing for help form the public to identify the males involved and the woman, who offered assistance to the man.

The six males are described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in their late teens to early twenties, and were all dressed in dark clothing at the time of the incident.

Inquiries are continuing.

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