Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Witnesses Wanted in Daylight Assault Case

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Witnesses Wanted in Daylight Assault Case

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RODERICK

MAKIM

roderick.makim@frasercoastchronicle.com.au

A WOMAN who was allegedly bashed in daylight in Hervey Bay is looking for justice.

Sharon Cockburn says she was assaulted by another woman near Woolworths in Pialba between 1.30 and 2pm on Sunday, and is searching for witnesses to help police charge the alleged assailant.

aPeople had to have seen it, it was in the middle of the day at a busy shopping area,a she said.

A shaken Ms Cockburn said she was out buying a birthday present for her daughter when she approached a woman she knew and a verbal confrontation began.

The woman then grabbed her by the hair and continually kneed her in the face, Ms Cockburn claimed.

aIt was horrifying to be attacked like that, right in front of (the alleged attacker's) two young children.a

The woman is said to be short, stocky with blonde curly hair, brown eyes and many freckles.

Senior Sergeant Dan Willet said no official complaint was made, by either party, when police attended the scene. …

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