Police seek suspect in attempted rape


Police in Alice Springs have a released a comfit image of a man, following the attempted sexual assault in Alice Springs on Sunday night.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Leith Phillips says the incident occurred on George Crescent between 8pm and 11pm.
He says: “It is alleged the 21-year-old female victim was outside a unit complex when she was approached by a male who assaulted her and dragged her down the street.
“It is believed the man attempted to sexually assault her before fleeing the area after being disturbed by a passing car.
“The offender is described to be of Aboriginal appearance, approximately 168cm tall and aged in his early twenties. He is of slim build with facial hair and had a dark messy ‘mullet’.
“At the time of the offence he was wearing a black short sleeved t-shirt with graffiti style text across the front and dark blue jeans.
“Police urge anyone who may recognise this man, or anyone who may have witnessed the incident, to contact Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”


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