Monday, 31 August 2009 - 4:10pm |

Witnesses to assault sought

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New Brighton Police are seeking any information about an alleged assault that occurred in Templar Street, Richmond in the early hours of Saturday 30 August.

The male victim, a 33 year old from out of town, was walking home alone to his brother's place from the central city at about 3.30am.

A vehicle approached and pulled up beside him. The male driver, the only occupant, then abused him before getting out and allegedly assaulting him with a baseball bat before leaving the scene in his car. The base ball bat may be red.

The offender is described as a male Caucasian, heavy set, med/fat build, aged between 20 - 25 years. He had very short hair or a shaved head. He was wearing only boxer shorts, no other clothing or foot wear. He was driving a white or light coloured vehicle possibly a Subaru station wagon. The first two letters of the registration number possibly start with RO.

The victim was taken to A&E where he was examined by a doctor. His injuries were not regarded as serious.

Any information please to Constable Pamela Cox, New Brighton Police, phone 03 3739136.