Burwood police and the Anti-Violence Project have issued a warning and an appeal for information following the assault of two men in McIllwaine Park, Rhodes -“ an area known as a local beat.
Two men were in the park around 1:45am on Saturday 1 March when they were grabbed and assaulted by two other men, one of whom is believed to have been carrying a wrench.
One of the assailants is described as being about 178 cm tall and between 18 and 25 years old, with dark hair pulled back in a thick ponytail. He was wearing dark clothing.
The second assailant is about 175 cm tall, with a slim build and also aged between 18 and 25. He was wearing a white shirt, dark pants and a leather necklace.
Burwood police and the Anti-Violence Project believe that other men have been attacked in the area, possibly earlier in the same evening (Friday 28 February).
As a result of the attacks, one 36-year-old man received a wrist fracture, bruising and lacerations to the head and upper body. A 32-year-old man’s nose was broken; he also had three teeth knocked out and received bruising and lacerations to his torso and knees.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Burwood detectives on 9745 1333, Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or the Anti-Violence Project on 9206 2066.