Police hunt man after homeless woman found badly beaten in bushland

DETECTIVES investigating the brutal random attack of a homeless woman who was found badly beaten in bushland at Ipswich have released CCTV footage of a man who they believe may have committed the appalling crime.

The 49-year-old woman was found with horrific facial injuries in bushland behind a shopping centre on Smiths Road at Goodna at about 7.30pm on a Thursday night back in April.

Police said the woman’s injuries were “substantial”. Her head had been stomped on, her nose was broken, her lip was split open, her eye sockets were fractured, and she was covered in bruises.


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The woman had an imprint from the sole of a shoe on her cheek, police said.

Despite extensive investigations, police have so far been unable to locate the woman’s attacker.

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Detectives investigating the vile assault believe the attack was random.

They released new CCTV footage on Sunday showing a man, believed to be the woman’s attacker, walking up and siting down beside her outside the Goodna Medical Centre at about 6:15pm.

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The man strikes up a half-hour conversation with the woman before the pair get up and walk down down an alley beside the medical centre, towards the bushland where the woman was found badly beaten 45 minutes later.

She leaves behind her trolley and swag and her and the man walk up the dark alley.

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Anyone who recognises the man in the footage is urged to come forward and call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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