Man charged with sexual assault on beach

After nearly two weeks of investigations, Police have charged a man over a brash sexual assault on a beach near Byron Bay.

The 31-year-old was arrested at Coffs Harbour on Friday and charged.

It’s alleged he approached a woman he didn’t know at Belongil Beach, Tyagarah, around 5pm on Monday 5 June, before sexually assaulting her in broad daylight.


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The woman, also 31, managed to escape and run to a hotel in nearby Byron Bay, where staff assisted her and notified police.

She was taken to Byron Bay Hospital for treatment and later released.

The man will face court today, charged with a range of offences including aggravated sexual assault.