Teen bashed after accidentally reversing into vehicle

Police have appealed for information from the community after a teenage boy was assaulted in Newcastle following a minor motor vehicle crash last Friday night.

About 11pm on Friday 24 July 2015, 17-year-old Jesse Chapman reversed his vehicle from a parking spot at Strezlecki Lookout, The Hill.

Police have been told Chapman accidentally struck a Toyota Hilux that caused minor damage to his own vehicle only.


The male driver of the Toyota Hilux then struck the teen several times through the open window of his car.

Immediately the boy drove to Newcastle Police Station and reported the incident.

Unfortunately the Chapman was unable to obtain the registration details for the other vehicle.

Police from Newcastle City Local Area Command have commenced an investigation into the incident have appealed for anyone with information about the vehicle or its driver to come forward.

The vehicle is described only as a white Toyota Hilux utility.

The driver has been described to police as being of Caucasian appearance, 35-years-old and190cm tall with a solid build.

At the time of the incident he was wearing an orange high visibility work-shirt.

Police have urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward.