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Head-butted for a smoke

POLICE are hunting a man who bashed another man, all for the sake of a smoke, in Coffs Harbour at the weekend.

Investigators said a Coffs Harbour man, 24, was walking with three Coffs Harbour women near Walter Morris Close at 11.30pm on Saturday when he was approached by another man, who asked for a cigarette.

Police said the assailant head-butted the 24-year-old to the right side of his face, leaving a small cut under his right eyebrow.

The offender then repeatedly punched the man’s face and other males then surrounded the alleged victim.

The 24-year-old and his female companions managed to flee and the man was treated at hospital for his injuries.

Police are looking for a man described as Aboriginal in appearance, about 180cm tall, aged up to 30, with Afro-style medium length hair bleached in parts.

If you have information which can help with the investigation, contact Coffs Harbour police on 6652 0299 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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