Fri, 03 Apr 2020

BLACKHEATH, Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia - Police in the Blue Mountains are appealing for information about an alleged assault of an off-duty healthcare worker at Blackheath earlier this week.

Police have been told a 25-year-old woman, who was wearing her uniform as an assistant-in-nursing was in a takeaway shop on the Great Western Highway in the Blue Mountains town of Blackheath about 4.30pm on Tuesday, when an older woman entered the store and began deliberately coughing in her direction.

The healthcare worker was leaving the store when she was again confronted by the woman, who verbally abused her before punching her twice in the face.

The injured healthcare worker left the shop and immediately reported the incident to officers from Blue Mountains Police Area Command, who commenced an investigation.

They have now appealed for public assistance to identify a woman who they believe can assist with the investigation.

The woman is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in her 70s, about 150cm tall with white shoulder-length hair.

At the time she was wearing beige-coloured overalls with yellow stripes, a white shirt and a silver necklace and pendant.

Police are seeking witnesses to this incident, as well as anyone who may have CCTV, phone or dashcam footage, to contact Katoomba Police Station on (02) 4782 8199 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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