Sex attacker attacks a dog sucker before the brave victim can stab him with his own knife
- A woman was attacked in Mayer Park in Thornbury in the interior of Melbourne
- She was taken to hospital for testing overnight, but has since been released
- The sex attacker is on the run while the police continue to search the park for clues
A woman who was sexually assaulted by a man on the knife managed to stab him with his own weapon before he escaped.
The 32-year-old woman was attacked on Saturday after 10:30 PM in Mayer Park in Thornbury, Melbourne.
The police have now released a computer-generated image of the suspected attacker.
He is believed to be in his early 20s, medium length and built, with sandy brown hair.
Before the attack, the man asked her to help him find something before he forced her to the ground and attacked her.
The police have now released a computer-generated image of the suspected attacker
She escaped and managed to get help from a passing car after she stole the knife he used and stuck it.
Emergency crews received reports of an attack around 11:15 pm and rushed to the park when police and SES officers searched the area for evidence.
According to the Herald Sun., the woman walked out of a friend's dog while the attacker followed her into the park.
She noticed for the first time that he was suspicious when he walked in front of her. She tried to dodge him by entering the park, but he followed.
The woman was attacked on Saturday evening just after 10.30 pm in Mayer Park (photo) in Thornbury
Detective Inspector Jane Mitchell said the man & # 39; on a mission & # 39; but praised the victim's courage to fight the man.
& # 39; She was very brave to do as she did. She has assessed how to handle it and it turned out to be good for her & # 39 ;, she said.
The Act Insp Mitchell said the man saw the victim coming and was determined to pursue her.
& # 39; Seeing that she was trying to get away, he appealed to her good nature by asking her to help with a lost item. She did that and he was able to grab her, & she said.
The park was closed to the public all night before it was reopened shortly before 7 am Sunday.
Emergency crews received reports of an attack around 11:15 pm and rushed to the park (photo), while police and SES officers searched the park for evidence
Forensic officers tore off the park while blood was found and will be tested.
The attack comes after a whole series of violent attacks on young women in parks or in public in Melbourne.
Courtney Herron, 25, was found dead in May in Melbourne's Royal Park as the victim of a & # 39; horrible bashing & # 39 ;.
Arab-Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, 21, was raped and murdered when she walked home in Bundoora in January.
In June 2018, 22-year-old Eurydice Dixon was stalked, raped and murdered when she walked home through Princes Park in Carlton.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000.
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