Appeal for info on Stuarts Point assault

Police release comfit image.

Appeal for info on Stuarts Point assault

Kempsey detectives have renewed their appeal for information following an alleged assault on the Mid North Coast last month.

Just after 12am on New Year's Day, a 23-year-old man was in a car park on Ocean Avenue, Stuarts Point when he was approached by two unknown men.

Police will allege the two men assaulted the man with a baseball bat and kicked him in the head a number of times. He was taken to Coffs Harbour Health Campus with non-life threatening injuries.

Strike Force Dolas, comprising of detectives from the Mid North Coast Local Area Command, was established to investigate the incident.

Following inquiries, before 10am on Monday 9 January 2017, a 21-year-old man attended Kempsey Police Station and was arrested.

He was charged with reckless grievous bodily harm in company and affray, and was granted conditional bail to appear at Kempsey Local Court on Monday 20 February 2017.

As investigations continue under Strike Force Dolas, police have released a COMFIT image of a man who may be able to assist them.

The man is described as being in his early 20s, of stocky build, and has short black hair, is clean shaven and was seen wearing a white t-shirt.

Police urge anyone with information in relation to the incident to contact Crime Stoppers or Kempsey Police on (02) 6561 6199.