by Ian Crouch

Lake Macquarie police have issued a description of a man wanted over an indecent assault on 69-year-old woman at Jewells.

The woman was inside her unit at the Greenleaf Retirement Resort on Ntaba Road around 3.30 on Saturday afternoon, when the doorbell rang. A man asked for directions before pushing her to the ground and indecently assaulting her.

The man fled when the woman’s screams alerted a neighbour.

She suffered cuts and bruising, but managed to scratch the man’s face as she fought back.

He’s described as being in his 20’s, about 165-170 centimetres tall with slightly tanned skin, stocky build and was unshaven. He was last seen wearing a blue jumper and dark pants.

Police say he also reeked of cigarette smoke.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers on 1800-333-000.