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Police seek help to identify Tweed assailants

Police investigating an assault outside a Tweed Heads venue on Saturday night are seeking witnesses, especially anyone who may have video footage or photos of the incident.

About 9.30pm, a 40-year-old man was talking with another man in a grey hooded jumper outside the premises when a third man, described only as wearing a dark coloured jumper, assaulted him.

When another man also become involved in the altercation, the 40 year-old’s brother tried to intervene. But he was also assaulted.

The 40 year-old was assessed on site by paramedics before being taken hospital for further medical checks to suspected head injuries.

His 65 year-old sustained minor injuries and was also hospitalised for further medical checks. .

Tweed Byron Local Area Command crime manager, detective Inspector Brendon Cullen, said police were following strong lines of inquiry.

‘Wharf Street is a particularly busy thoroughfare on a Saturday night and we are appealing to anyone who might have mobile phone footage or photographs, and is yet to speak to police, to contact us,” he said.

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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