CCTV released as investigations into serious assault at Lidcombe continue

Friday, 16 December 2022 03:29:48 AM

Police are appealing for information and have released CCTV following an alleged assault in Sydney’s west earlier this year which left a man with serious head injuries.

Shortly before midnight on Saturday 19 March 2022, emergency services were called to the car park of a community hall on Bridge Street at Lidcombe to reports of a brawl.

A 27-year-old man suffered serious head injuries after he was assaulted by another man brandishing a machete who had arrived at the location with four others in a Honda CRV a short time prior.

The injured man was treated at the scene by NSW Ambulance paramedics before being taken to Westmead Hospital with serious head injuries, including fractures and a subdural haemorrhage. The man underwent surgery, and his recovery is ongoing.

Detectives from Auburn Police Area Command attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

As inquiries continue, investigators have released CCTV images of a Honda CRV and several males who they believe may be able to assist them with their inquiries.

All three are described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, around 170-180cm tall, and of a medium to large build.

Two of the men are captured leaving the carpark in the CRV, which travelled eastbound on Tooheys Lane and briefly stopped outside Lidcombe Railway Station, where a third man entered the vehicle.

Anyone with mobile phone vision, or who has dashcam from the area at the time, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Inquiries continue.

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.