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Elderly man suffers head injuries

Tuesday, 6th March, 2018

Police officers investigate a possible assault in Sturt Park yesterday. Police officers investigate a possible assault in Sturt Park yesterday.

Broken Hill police yesterday appealed for information after an elderly man was found with serious head injuries in Sturt Park.

Police believe the incident happened between 11pm Sunday and and 7am yesterday.

“A 72-year-old man who is believed to have been in the park area overnight was reported to police this morning having sustained an injury to his head, possibly from an assault,” Detective Inspector Michael Fuller said in a statement.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene before taking him to hospital for further treatment.

“The injuries sustained were not life threatening,” DI Fuller said.

“Police established a crime scene and conducted a search of the park area as part of the investigation,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Broken Hill Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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