NSW: Man punched to the punched to the ground, bashed with bread crate

POLICE are calling for witnesses to come forward after a man was allegedly bashed with a bread crate at Hornsby Railway Station on Sydney’s Upper North Shore overnight.

The 36-year-old victim claims he was walking through the station’s concourse at around 3.20am when he was bailed up and threatened by an unknown man.

Police have been told the unidentified man picked up a plastic bread crate and used it to strike the 36-year-old over the head.


He then punched his victim a number of times, before running off towards George Street when the injured man fell to the ground.

The man has only been described as having a muscular build and short brown hair. Police say he was wearing a white t-shirt with jeans.

Rail staff and a member of the public rendered aid to the injured man until paramedics arrived and transported him to Royal North Shore Hospital with minor injuries.

Police say he remains in hospital where he is being treated for a pre-existing condition.

As investigations into the vicious assault continue, police are urging anyone with information who has not yet contacted them to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.