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Appeal for information after man assaulted - Wollongong

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 01:09:23 PM

Police are appealing for information as they continue to investigate the assault of a man in the state’s Illawarra region at the weekend.

About 2.40am on Sunday (22 January 2023), emergency services were called to Crown Street, Wollongong, following reports a man had been found unconscious on the footpath.

The 24-year-old man was taken to Wollongong Hospital before he self-discharged and travelled to Brisbane, where he attended the Prince Charles Hospital.

Scans revealed the man sustained head injuries and remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Officers attached to Wollongong Police District commenced an investigation and initial inquiries suggest the man was punched in the head and fell to the ground.

Detectives would like to speak with an unknown male that was seen on Crown Street, opposite Aitchison Street, around the time of the incident.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s with short brown hair.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that may assist with the investigation is urged to call Wollongong Police or 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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.