Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was assaulted in the state’s Central West overnight.
About 4am (Friday 1 January 2021) a man and his friends were outside a restaurant on William Street, Bathurst, when they were approached by a group of approximately six people.
During this encounter the 20-year-old man fell backwards and hit his head on the pavement, causing him to lose consciousness.
When the man regained consciousness and sat up, a man from the other group allegedly punched him in the face, forcing him to again fall back and hit his head on the pavement, losing consciousness.
Officers attached to Chifley Police District arrived on the scene and the man was taken by ambulance to Orange Base Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
Police have released a brief description of a man who may able to assist with their inquiries.
He is about 20 years of age, last seen wearing blue shorts, a grey t-shirt and a bright red cap. He was seen getting into a taxi on William Street shortly after the incident.
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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.