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Appeal after spitting incident at COVID-19 testing clinic - Hunter

Monday, 09 August 2021 11:56:47 AM

Police are appealing for information after a COVID-19 testing clinic employee was spat at in the state’s Hunter at the weekend.

About 3pm Saturday (7 August 2021), an unknown man was waiting for a coronavirus test at a drive through clinic on Blomfield Street, Maitland, and became abusive after he was told the clinic was closing.

It’s alleged he then spat at the employee, narrowly missing him, before fleeing in a white coloured vehicle towards Wallace Street.

As inquiries continue, police believe a man described as being of Caucasian appearance and without his two front teeth may be of assistance to them.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information or dashcam vision that could assist police, to contact Maitland Police Station on (02) 4934 0200.

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.