Police are appealing for information following the assault of an elderly man in broad daylight at a popular recreation area in Tweed Heads yesterday afternoon.
About 2.30pm (Tuesday March 4), an 81-year-old man was walking along the boardwalk near the edge of Jack Evans Boat Harbour when he was approached by a man in his 20s who began to verbally abuse him.
The older man attempted to walk away from his abuser but police allege the young man struck him in the back, causing him to stumble.
The man fled the location and was last seen walking toward Bay Street.
The 81-year-old man was treated for minor injuries, but did not require hospitalisation.
Police are looking for a man of Caucasian appearance with a pale complexion, aged in his 20s, about 168cm tall and of a stocky build.
He was last was wearing khaki-coloured shorts, no shirt and carrying a backpack.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Tweed Heads Police on (07) 5536 0999, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.police.nsw.gov.au. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via police Facebook and Twitter pages.