Homeless Man Assaulted at Cessnock

Police are appealing for information after a homeless man was assaulted in Cessnock yesterday morning.

The 45-year-old was sleeping in a tent on the Elcom Fire Trail around 5am when he heard a motorbike nearby.

Two men then entered the tent, demanded his vehicle and keys and assaulted him with a baseball bat.

The pair made off with the man’s wallet and his Mitsubishi Pajero.

Police are now looking to speak with the two men; they’re described as being of Caucasian appearance and aged in their 30s.

They were last seen wearing dark clothes and motorbike helmets.

They’re also looking for the four-wheel-drive; it’s a white 2000 model with NSW registration AIB 56K.

Anyone with information or dashcam footage is urged to contact Cessnock Police on 4991 0199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The victim has been treated for shoulder and back injuries at Cessnock Hospital.


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