POLICE are appealing for witnesses to an assault on a 17-year-old girl about lunchtime in Bendigo’s CBD on Thursday.
Leading Senior Constable Glenn Maillard said the male offender approached the girl on Hargreaves Street, between the old town hall and the library, at about 12.45pm and asked her if she had any drugs.
After she said ‘no’ the offender punched her in the face and ran across the road.
The offender is described as Caucasian, 180cm tall, possibly between 35 and 40 years old, and wearing dark clothing including a black hoodie with red on it.
Leading Senior Constable Maillard is urging anyone who saw anything unusual in the area at that time to contact him on 5448 1300.