Appeal to ID man after child injured – Glebe

Police are appealing for information from the public after a schoolgirl was injured after being shoved to the ground at Glebe yesterday.

Officers from Leichhardt Police have been told the girl was pushed over by a man near the intersection of Cowper Street and Glebe Point Road about 9.15am (Thursday 22 October 2020).

The nine-year-old girl sustained a sprained ankle and a bump to the head after she was pushed from behind onto the footpath.

Police have been told a man – unknown to the girl – laughed after pushing her to the ground. He was last seen running off on Glebe Point Road towards Broadway.

The man is described only as being 190cm tall, wearing a black hoodie and he limped on his left leg.

As investigations continue, Leichhardt Police Area Command Crime Manager Detective Chief Inspector Grant Watson, appealed for public assistance to help identify the man.

“The unprovoked assault of a child is unacceptable, and we urge anyone who was in the Glebe Point Road area yesterday – and may have witnessed the incident or saw the man running – to contact police,” Det Ch Insp Watson said.

“Motorists driving by who have dashcam fitted in their vehicle may have captured footage of the man, which could help police with the investigation,” he said.

Anyone with information about this incident – or has dashcam vision – is urged to contact Glebe Police Station or Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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