Assault at South Arm

Local senior left with facial injuries

Assault at South Arm
Tasmania Police are calling for witnesses following an assault at South Arm.

The attack occurred at around 6.30pm on Friday the 17th of March, at the beach entrance of the South Arm Neck (also known as Hopes Beach).

The incident took place during an argument between two men involving an unruly off leash dog with the victim, a 76 year old South Arm resident, left with facial injuries.

Police would like to speak with a man perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, in his mid 20's, about 170cm tall, slim build, sandy short cropped hair, of fair complexion with no facial hair, or other distinguishing features or jewelry.

The man was wearing light blue long trousers (possibly jeans), and a short sleeve polo, which was a light fawn color.

The man Police are looking for was also in the company of a woman and they were walking two dogs.

This couple were then seen driving a beige coloured Toyota Landcruiser troop carrier or similar type vehicle.

If you believe you are the person Police wish to speak with or you have some information regarding the incident, you're asked to contact Detective Constable Damien McVilly on 131 444 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online via