Stranger glassed in train station attack

POLICE are searching for a man and a woman who allegedly smashed a glass bottle in a stranger’s face at a train station in Sydney.

Police said the victim, a 26-year-old man was attacked after getting off a train at Lidbombe Railway Station around 12.30am.

As he alighted from the train, police said the victim was set upon by and became embroiled in an argument with a man and a woman.


The couple allegedly struck the victim in the face with a bottle, causing it to shatter on impact and slice open his forehead.

Police said the 26-year-old was taken to Auburn Hospital with a serious cut above his right eye.

He remained in hospital in a stable condition on Saturday morning.

The train station was declared a crime scene and examined by specialist police who seized a number of items for forensic examination.

As investigations continue, detectives are urging anyone with information to come forward.

If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

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