A 50-YEAR-OLD woman has allegedly been attacked, bailed up and indecently assaulted by a naked man while walking home from a train station in Sydney’s north.
Police are still searching for the alleged predator accused of the sickening attack, which allegedly took place as the woman walked home from Hornsby Railway Station on Saturday night.
It’s understood the woman first spotted the man standing naked on Water Street around 10.30pm at which time it’s alleged the man started running towards her.
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Police said the woman tried to run into a unit, but the man allegedly grabbed her and indecently assaulted her.
The woman let out a chilling scream for help which police say startled the man, causing him to run from the scene.
The State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad is investigating the incident under Strike Force Nerada, which was formed earlier this year to investigate similar incidents in the area since 2014.
As their investigation continues, strike force detectives are appealing for witnesses or anyone who may have information that may assist with their inquiries.
In particular, they would like to speak with residents on Hunter, Burdett, Albert, and Water Streets, who may have seen the man or noticed something suspicious on Saturday evening.
The man is described as being of Asian appearance, aged in his 30s, with a slim build, and short black hair.
Police say he was naked and unshaven at the time and was carrying a navy-coloured backpack.
Anyone with information about indecent assaults in the local area is urged to contact police.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.