Woman injured in violent midnight sex attack

A WOMAN has been repeatedly punched in the face and sexually assaulted in a horrific attack in Sydney’s south-west overnight.

Police said the 51-year-old woman was walking along a track in Lighthorse Park at Liverpool around 11.55pm when she noticed a man nearby watching her.

“As she approached the stairs to Newbridge Road, the man began walking towards her, before punching her in the face several times,” police said.


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“The man continued to physically assault the woman, and then sexually assaulted her.”

It wasn’t until passers-by heard the woman’s terrified screams for help and ran to her aid, chasing the attacker until they lost sight of him.

The woman was taken to Liverpool Hospital with facial injuries including lacerations, bruising, and damage to her teeth.

A crime scene has been established at the park with investigations underway.

The man has been described as about 165-175cm tall, skinny build, dark skinned, wearing an orange/blue coloured hi-visibility fluoro jumper, long pants and boots.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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