Police appeal to public following serious Richmond assault

Nelson Bays area manager investigations, detective senior sergeant Craig Johnston says the serious assault occurred around 1.30am on Sunday, July 18. Photo: file.

Staff Reporter

Nelson Police are investigating the serious assault of a 29-year-old woman in Richmond early Sunday morning and are appealing to the public for information.

Nelson Bays area manager investigations, detective senior sergeant Craig Johnston says the assault occurred around 1.30am on Sunday, July 18.

The woman did not require medical attention at the time though police say the assault was an extremely traumatic experience and she has been offered support through victim support services.

Nelson Police would like to hear from residents and anyone else who was in the general area of Cautley Street and Hunt Street prior to and around this time and may have seen or heard anything that may assist police in their investigation.

The offender is described as being tall and of solid build and wearing dark coloured clothing at the time of the assault.

There will be a noticeable police presence in the area over the coming days as police carry out their investigation.

Police say they will be carrying out a canvass of all homes in the area and we are particularly interested in obtaining any CCTV footage.

If anyone has information relating to the incident, they can contact police on 105 quoting file number 210720/9908.

Information can also be provided anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.