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Police release CCTV footage in a bid to track down man who allegedly assaulted another man on a Hunter train


Police are appealing for public assistance as they continue to investigate an assault on board a train in Newcastle last year.

About 10am on Friday 25 September 2020, a 21-year-old man boarded a train at Metford Station headed eastbound.

During the trip, the man dropped a headphone to the ground and was attempting to retrieve it when an unknown male passenger stood up and punched the 21-year-old to the head.

The man contacted police and officers commenced an investigation.

As police continue their inquiries, they have released a CCTV image of a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries (above).

The man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his 20s, with dark/reddish curly hair and a beard.

He was wearing a red, white and black hooded jumper, green camouflage cargo pants and white sneakers.

Anyone with information which may assist police is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Image credit: NSW Police