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Man indicted over suspected coward-punch assault on former pro surfer

Feb 28, 2017 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

A FORMER pro surfer who was the victim of an alleged coward punch assault had been told to leave Newcastle pub moments before the attack.

Jake Sylvester had been with friends at the pub, in Newcastle West, on Friday night when he was asked to leave the venue. Outside on the footpath a scuffle erupted and the 23-year-old was knocked to the ground.

Police allege the blow was unprovoked, but are appealing to witnesses to come forward to shed light on what exactly took place on the footp...