Man assaulted – Hawks Nest


Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was assaulted at Hawks Nest over the weekend.

About 11.30am on Saturday 2 January 2021, a 56-year-old man was walking along Curlew Avenue, Hawks Nest, when he was approached by two unknown men.

Police have been told one of the men grabbed the 56-year-old by the shoulder and demanded he hand over his wallet before punching him in the face, while the second man stood nearby.

The man fell to the ground while the first man continued to assault him.

A short time later, a passing motorist stopped to render assistance as the unknown men fled the scene.

The bystander assisted the 56-year-old, who sustained minor injuries which did not require hospital treatment.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were notified yesterday (Sunday 3 January 2021) and commenced inquiries.

The men are both described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in their early 30s, between 170cm-180cm tall, with slim builds and short dark hair.

The first man is further described as having facial stubble and missing a number of teeth.

Police are also appealing for the male motorist who stopped to render assistance to come forward, as he may be able to assist police with their inquiries.

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