Woman assaulted in terrifying Kingswood attack

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A manhunt has commenced for the offenders responsible for a brutal attack on a woman in Kingswood on Wednesday morning.

About 5.15am on Wednesday, February 12, a 50-year-old woman was walking to Kingswood Railway Station on her way to work when she was approached by two males near the intersection of Joseph and Amaroo Streets.

One of the unidentified males lashed out at the woman, striking her to the face and knocking her unconscious.

Her backpack, containing a wallet and phone was stolen and the men fled the scene.

When the woman came to, she realised her injuries and returned home to her partner who immediately took her to Nepean Hospital for treatment.

She was treated for multiple severe facial injuries, some requiring stitches. She has now been released and is recovering at home.

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Nepean Crime Manager Detective Inspector Jason Pietruszka described the incident as “horrific” and said the victim was traumatised.

“These people need to be taken off the streets and they need to be accountable for what they have done,” he said.

“The injuries will heal but the trauma that she went through may last a very long time and no one should be subjected to that.

“Detectives will work non-stop until these people are identified and held to account.”

The attackers were last seen riding bikes and possibly wearing high-vis-type orange tops.
As inquiries continue, detectives have now released CCTV footage.

Anyone who may have information, observed anything suspicious in the area at the time, or who may have dashcam footage, is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
The woman has no memory of the attack.

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