BY ISABEL EVERETT

Police are appealing for public assistance after a teenage girl was allegedly assaulted and inappropriately touched in the Hunter Valley. 

About 9:40pm on Monday February 15, a 16-year-old girl was walking along Macauley Street in Denman, with an infant in a pram, when she was approached from behind by three people – believed to be a woman and two men – near the intersection of Hunter Street.

Police have been told the teen was pulled to the ground by her hair and kicked several times before a male touched her inappropriately.

The teen managed to free herself, fleeing the scene with the infant before being assisted by a resident.

Emergency services were contacted, and the teenage girl was taken to Muswellbrook Hospital for treatment to cuts and bruises; the infant was uninjured.

Detectives from Hunter Valley Police District have commenced an investigation into the incident.

As inquiries continue, police are urging anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the vicinity between 9pm and 10pm on Monday 15 February 2021 or who may have CCTV to contact Muswellbrook Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.