Police are appealing for public assistance following a serious assault near Grafton earlier this year.
About 1am on Friday 6 September 2019, police have been told an unknown number of persons entered a motel on Schwinghammer Street, South Grafton and assaulted a 71-year-old man while he was asleep.
The elderly man was taken to Grafton Base Hospital before being transferred to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment to serious facial injuries, including a broken cheek bone.
Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended a short time later and established a crime scene.
Detectives have since commenced an investigation into the incident.
It’s believed the offenders attended the scene in a vehicle and were only at the premises for a short time before fleeing in an unknown direction.
Police are urging anyone who may have CCTV footage or dashcam from the nearby area at that time or who may have witnessed suspicious activity to contact Grafton Police on 6642 0222 or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.