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About 1.25am, Friday 25 April 2014, the 30-year-old woman left a hotel on Woodlark Street and was walking home past Gloria Mortimer Oval near Dawson Street when she was confronted by five males near the amenities block.

Police allege she was detained against her will and sexually assaulted by the group.

She returned home and informed relatives, and was taken to Lismore Base Hospital where she received medical treatment.

Detectives are continuing investigations into the incident, including reviewing CCTV footage from cameras in the vicinity of the attack, but they are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The first man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, aged in his early 20s, about 175-180cm tall, with short dark hair and a muscular build. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and jeans.

The second man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, with a chipped tooth and he was last seen wearing a black hooded jumper.

The third man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 19 years of age, with a light complexion and a small build. He was last seen wearing a wrist band on his right arm and an earring in each ear.

The fourth man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Island appearance, 19-20 years of age, with a dark complexion and short curly hair. He was last seen wearing a white shirt, white shorts and white joggers.

The fifth man is described as being of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander appearance, about 23 years of age and with short hair. He was last seen wearing a black track suit with white stripes on the legs and arms.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

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