Assistance sought after break-in and lewd act in Mayfield

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify an offender who broke into a woman’s home and committed a lewd act in Newcastle, NSW Police say.

About 5am on Tuesday 3 May 2016, a 52-year-old woman was in her home on Woodstock Street, Mayfield, when a male person entered her home.

The man entered the victim’s bedroom, at which time she woke up and sighted him..

The victim got up and followed the man to a veranda where he performed lewd acts towards her, before leaving the premises.

The man is described as being male, early 30’s, Caucasian, slim build with short brown hair.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stopers.