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Man critical following assault - Maitland

Thursday, 01 April 2021 08:49:16 AM

Police are investigating following a serious assault in Maitland overnight.

About 10.40pm (Wednesday 31 March 2021), officers attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District were called to Anne Street, East Maitland, after reports a man had been found lying in the middle of the road.

Upon arrival, police located a 51-year-old man with serious injuries to his head, face and back.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.

Police established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation into how the man sustained his injuries.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious between 9pm and 10.40pm in the nearby area or that may have CCTV or dashcam footage to contact Maitland 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 crime via NSW Police social media pages.