Good Samaritan sought following assault, NSW

Police investigating the assault of a woman who was pushed onto the road in Sydney’s north last week are appealing for a man who came to her aid to come forward, NSW Police say.

About 12.15pm on Wednesday (30 August 2017), a 54-year-old woman was standing at a bus stop near the intersection of Allison Avenue and the Pacific Highway, Lane Cove, when a man pushed her in the back causing her to fall onto the road.

A man driving past in a white ute stopped to provide first aid to the woman who suffered a fractured elbow and a fractured pelvis as a result of the fall. She was taken to hospital and has since undergone surgery.

Detectives from North Shore Local Area Command are keen to identify the Good Samaritan, believed to be a tradesman, who left prior to officers attending. It’s believed he could have vital information which could assist the investigation.

Police are also working to identify the man involved in the incident who is believed to have been sitting on the bus stop bench just prior to the incident.

He is described as being aged in his 50s to 60s with a dark beard, dark hair, and a medium build. He was wearing a dark coat, carrying a number of bags and has been described as appearing dishevelled.

The Good Samaritan or any other person with information about the incident is asked to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.

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