Woman punched to the ground, dragged across road in late night sex attack

DETECTIVES are hunting a sexual predator who punched a woman to the ground, dragged her across a road and sexually assaulted her in a terrifying attack in Sydney’s Inner-West overnight.

Police said the 24-year-old woman was walking along Selbourne Street at Burwood just after midnight when she heard someone walking up behind her.

It’s alleged a man punched her repeatedly in the face and demanded her bank card before dragging her across the road and sexually assaulting her.


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The man then took off, sprinting west along Selbourne Street towards Shaftesbury Road.

The woman called triple zero and was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment.

Police rushed to the scene but were unable to locate the offender, who remains at large.

They established a crime scene and spent the rest of the night canvassing the area, but to no avail.

The man is described as being of Asian appearance, aged in his mid-20s, about 180cm tall with a skinny build, short black hair and no facial hair.

He was wearing a dark blue shirt and knee-length shorts, police said.

Anyone who knows the man’s identity or has information about the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers.

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