The incident began at the intersection of Mary Street and Harrow Road, just before 6pm when the driver of a black SUV and two occupants of a taxi began arguing.
A passing pedestrian attempted to intervene when he was approached by the taxi driver and pushed.
Other members of the public also attempted to separate the two men when one of the taxi’s passengers returned to the vehicle and armed himself with a screwdriver and lunged at the 48-year-old pedestrian hitting him in the arm.
The group then separated and returned to their vehicles.
Auburn Police have released descriptions of two men they believe can assist with their inquiries.
The first man is described as being 180cm to 185cm tall, aged in his mid to late 30s, with a large build and of Indian Sub-Continental appearance. He was wearing a blue t-shirt with white motif and black pants.
The second man is described as also being of Indian Sub-Continental appearance, about 170cm to 175cm tall, aged in his early 30s, and of a solid build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and dark denim jeans.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the assault or who may have dashcam vision of events leading up to the incident, to call Auburn Police Station, 9646 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Appeal to help find van owner
A HUNT is underway for the owner of a black van involved in a crash in Lidcombe.
Auburn Police were called to Bachell Avenue, near the Church Street intersection, following a crash involving two vans on Friday, December 27, about 11.30pm.
Officers were told that when the 34-year-old driver of the first van got out to exchange details with the other driver, his passenger moved into the driver’s seat and drove away.
The Berala man, who was taken to Auburn Hospital for treatment to cuts to his legs as well as mandatory testing, told police it was the passenger’s vehicle and he ha’ only met him that night.
The driver of the second van, a 38-year-old man from Regents Park, returned a negative breath test at the scene.
Police are appealing for public help to identify the owner of the first van, and anyone with information about the incident, or with dashcam vision of the crash or vans involved, is urged to contact Auburn Police on 9646 8699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Teen stabbed in violent brawl
A TEENAGER from South Granville was hospitalised with serious stab wounds after a violent brawl in Parramatta before Christmas.
Emergency services were called to a hotel on Church Street on Saturday, December 21 at 7.30pm following reports that a person had been stabbed during a fight outside.
Police were told two groups of males had exchanged words before a 16-year-old was allegedly punched and knocked unconscious.
A fight then broke out with another 16-year-old allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old boy.
Detectives from Parramatta arrested five males – two aged 16, two aged 18, and one aged 19.
The 19-year-old, was charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, custody of knife in public place, and three counts of possess prohibited drug.
Two 16-year-olds were each charged with wound person with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and an 18-year-old charged with affray.