Witness sought to assault of children

Detectives believe a woman may have witnessed the movements of a man who sexually assaulted two young girls at a park toilet in Guildford last week.

They are urging her to contact them after receiving reports she warned a number of people about a man she saw acting suspiciously near the female toilets.

She was wearing a black headscarf, an olive and black calf-length cardigan, black pants and black and white sneakers.

The plea from detectives follows reports of two girls who were with their family at a park on Campbell Hill Road when they went to use the public toilets about 1.30pm on January 9.

While inside the toilet block, the sisters — aged two and six — were allegedly approached by a man who indecently and sexually assaulted them.

Strike Force Sandyman, comprising detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad, was formed to investigate.

The man police are looking for is described as having a tanned complexion, being possibly of Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance, aged 20 to 30 years, of medium-to-skinny build, with black hair.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket with white markings and blue shorts.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

IN OTHER POLICE NEWS:

Assault charge

A 59-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an alleged assault at a hotel in Toongabbie this week.

Police will allege he assaulted a 45-year old man at a hotel on Aurelia Street about 7pm on Monday.

The 45-year-old man was knocked unconscious and taken to Westmead Hospital where he is being treated for a head injury.

The 59-year-old man was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and given conditional bail to appear in Fairfield Local Court on February 5.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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