A man has been chased down and tackled after allegedly raping a woman on a beach in northern NSW yesterday.
Police say that at about 10.30am, a 29-year-old woman was at a beach in East Ballina when a 33-year-old man allegedly sexually assaulted her.
The man was chased and detained by witnesses before being arrested by police.
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He was charged with sexual intercourse without consent and is due to appear before Lismore Local Court today.