As­sault af­ter night out as po­lice search

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - HOLLY ROBERT­SON

PO­LICE are search­ing for a man who at­tacked a woman in Port Dou­glas on Sun­day night.

The woman was walk­ing home along Nau­tilus St af­ter a night out with friends when she was ac­costed.

Moss­man CIB De­tec­tive Sergeant Trevor Per­ham said the as­sault was of a sen­si­tive na­ture.

“He has tar­geted her on her way home in vul­ner­a­ble cir­cum­stances,” he said.

Po­lice are keen to speak with a Cau­casian man in his late 20s who is of slim to medium build and about 175cm tall.

He has dis­tinc­tive light brown spiky hair which is about 5-10mm in length.

“We’re seek­ing to iden­tify a per­son of that de­scrip­tion so if any­one sus­pects some­thing they can sup­ply anony­mous in­for­ma­tion to po­lice,” Det Sgt Per­ham said.

“We’re very keen to iden­tify that per­son who may be able to as­sist us with our en­quiries.”

Po­lice have is­sued a warn­ing to fe­males to be care­ful on the streets late at night, es­pe­cially af­ter drink­ing.

“Girls walk­ing home alone late at night, whether they’ve been out drink­ing or at work, should prac­tice safety and not take un­nec­es­sary risks,” Det Sgt Per­ham said. “We live in a fairly safe part of the world but there are still risks and these things do hap­pen oc­ca­sion­ally.”

The woman has re­ceived med­i­cal treat­ment for her in­juries. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call Moss­man CIB on 4098 2180 or anony­mously via Crimestop­pers on 1800 333 000.

Girls walk­ing home at night ... should not take un­nec­es­sary risks

— Sergeant Trevor Per­ham

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