Appeal for information after attempted carjacking – Tamworth

Police are appealing for information as they investigate an attempted carjacking and assault in the state’s northeast yesterday.

About 4pm (Monday 26 June 2023), six youths approached a woman and child sitting in a car at a carpark on Quinn Street, Tamworth.

One opened the driver’s door and hit the woman in the head, face and arm with a pole, while two others attempted to drag her out of the car, before she was able to shut the door and drive from the area.

Emergency services were notified, and the 50-year-old woman was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics before she was taken to Tamworth Hospital for treatment of a concussion, cuts and bruises.

The 14-year-old girl was not injured.

Officers attached to Oxley Police District attended and have commenced an investigation into the incident.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone with information about the incident, or have CCTV or dashcam footage, to contact Tamworth Police Station on (02) 6768 2999.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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