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Woman Punched In The Face On A Western Sydney Train

A woman is suffering wounds to her face after being assaulted on a train in Western Sydney overnight.

The woman and her attacker had a brief argument late last night as the train traveled between Canley Vale and Fairfield stations.

The man returned a short time later and sat next to an 18-year-old woman, before punching her in the face and hitting her with a tripod. 

Witnesses rushed to the woman's aid and tried to restrain the man, but he managed to break free and fled the scene.

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Police will now attempt to locate the man who was last seen walking toward Smart Street in Fairfield.

He is described to police as being of Asian appearance, about 30-40 years old, 165cm tall and off medium build. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black pants, black shoes and was carrying a grey and blue backpack.

Inquiries are continuing and anyone who may have witnessed the assault and who has not yet spoken to police is urged to come forward.

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