Young mum al­legedly groped at Main Beach

The Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

PO­LICE are in­ves­ti­gat­ing an al­leged in­de­cent as­sault at Main Beach where a young Gold Coast mother claims she was groped by a man in broad day­light.

In vi­sion cap­tured by the woman on her phone, a man in his 60s reaches out and al­legedly grabs her chest on the sand off SeaWorld Drive about noon yes­ter­day.

In the video, the man speaks with the woman’s twoyear-old child and moves to stroke the mother’s arm. He then reaches to grab her chest.

The woman said she walked away from the man and phoned the po­lice.

On so­cial me­dia, she wrote: “I was so scared and was just think­ing of how I could get out of the sit­u­a­tion and also didn’t want to ag­gra­vate him.

“He asked me if I wanted to have a cof­fee. I said ‘no sorry’ and then he was say­ing how pretty I was and that he likes my hair. Just weird s**t.

“He then was grab­bing me again, but this time more force­fully. He grabbed my face and tried kiss­ing me on the lips and then grabbed my boob. I pushed him away and said ‘I don’t like that!’

“He then said I bet­ter go and walked off and drove away,” she said. TWEED Shire Coun­cil yes­ter­day se­lected 13 lo­cals to take part in a com­mu­nity ref­er­ence group which will as­sist coun­cil­lors in their de­lib­er­a­tions with the NSW Gov­ern­ment about al­ter­na­tive sites for a new $534 mil­lion hospi­tal.

The group will have two meet­ings later this month be­fore coun­cil meets the gov­ern­ment to dis­cuss plans for the hospi­tal.

The Tweed Daily News will hold a com­mu­nity fo­rum about the hospi­tal con­tro­versy on Mon­day.

The meet­ing, hosted by Daily News ed­i­tor Nikki Todd, will take place from 5-7pm at Tweed Heads Civic Cen­tre.

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