A woman has been brutally assaulted by a man who broke into her apartment in Auburn overnight.
The 37-year-old woman was asleep when she was woken by an intruder around 9.50pm.
The man punched the woman in the face and upperbody before fleeing the scene.
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The woman was taken to Westmead Hospital for treatment to head injuries and facial lacerations.
A crime scene has been established at the home and investigations are ongoing.