Police release CCTV after Darlinghurst assault

Police are appealing for information following an assault in Darlinghurst at the weekend.

About 10.35pm on Sunday 12 July 2020, police were told a white Volkswagen Passat sedan was stopped at the intersection of Nimrod and Caldwell streets, when the male driver exited the vehicle and began throwing punches at a female seated in the rear.

A second female, sitting in the front, was heard yelling at the man to stop.

A passer-by attempted to intervene and was also assaulted.

The driver was tackled into a fence before he returned to the vehicle and drove from the scene. The female occupants were still seated inside.

Police have been told the Volkswagen was seen travelling in a dangerous manner down the incorrect side of William Street towards the city. The vehicle was also later seen travelling along Bunnerong Road in Kingsford.

Officers attached to Kings Cross Police Area Command attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Following inquiries, the Volkswagen, with NSW registration LK36CC, was revealed to have been stolen from Morisset on Saturday 4 July 2020. It was also seen driving erratically in Campbelltown on Thursday 9 July 2020.

Police have now released vision in an effort to identify the people involved.

The male is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a solid build, and shaved/ short blond hair. At the time, the male was shirtless, and wearing black track pants with a thick white stripe down the side of each leg.

Both females are described as being of Caucasian appearance, one with long brown hair and the other with blonde hair. The woman in the front seat was wearing red pants and a black top at the time.

If anyone was in the area and witnessed the incident, or has dashcam footage, please contact police.

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.

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