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Road-rage assault at NSW COVID-19 testing clinic

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Police are investigating the assault of a 55-year-old man at a NSW COVID-19 testing clinic. Photo: AAP
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A man is seriously injured after being assaulted at a COVID-19 testing clinic in Sydney’s west on Tuesday afternoon.

The 55-year-old man was at a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic at Auburn when he became involved in a verbal dispute with a younger man who had also driven into the clinic.

Police said the younger man got out of his car and dragged the older man from his vehicle, allegedly punching and kneeing him repeatedly before driving off.

Police want to speak with a man described as being in his early 20s, of Middle Eastern appearance with a thin build and long hair tied in a bun.

He was wearing a blue and gold sleeping gown.

The man was driving what is believed to be a 1996 light-blue Diahatsu Charade with a red P-plate.

The 55-year-old man was taken to Auburn Hospital with a fractured hand, cuts to his face, and bruising to his ribs.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has mobile phone or dashcam footage is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers.