At around 1.30pm on Saturday 12 February 2022, the victim was with her partner at a licenced premise on Baltimore Parade in Merriwa where a band was playing music. As the victim climbed onto a wall to get a better view of the band she was verbally abuse from a woman nearby who took offence to the victim standing close to her partner. Later while standing at the bar the victim felt someone tap her on the shoulder and as she turned around the woman from the earlier wall incident punched her to the face and clawed at her face causing deep scratches down her face and neck.

Police have released CCTV images of a woman who they believe may be able to assist them with their investigation.

The woman is described as: light skinned, slim build, between 25 to 35 years of age, with shoulder length straight black hair and a sleeve tattoo on her right arm. She was wearing a dark coloured dress, sunglasses and carrying a shoulder bag.

If you have any information about the identity of this woman or details of this offence please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. You can remain anonymous if you wish and rewards are available once charges are laid. Please quote Reference Number 10527.

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