- ACT Policing is investigating the sexual assault of a 20-year-old victim in a Civic car park around 12.30am today (April 5).
The victim was attacked whilst leaving her vehicle in a London Circuit car park after having driven to the city. The offender held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her if she sought help.
The offender is described as male, approximately 6’ (183cm) tall, late 20s, European in appearance, with a muscular build, dark eyes, a large nose, a mostly shaved head with a curly pony-tail which was light brown or blonde in colour. He is also described as having a “tribal” style tattoo around his left upper arm and wearing black track pants with white stripes down the side, a black t-shirt and white sneakers.
The victim was able to escape from the offender and run into the City centre. She later reported the incident to police at Woden station.
- ACT Policing arrested a man in Civic in the early hours of Sunday morning after receiving information that he was allegedly dealing drugs in the area.
Police located the 20-year-old Aranda man in a laneway off Bunda Street about 1.25am. A subsequent search of the man and his vehicle found him to be allegedly in possession of 50 ecstasy tablets.
The man will appear in the ACT Magistrates Court this morning, charged with trafficking in a controlled drug.
- ACT Policing is investigating a sexual assault which occurred in Ainslie during the early hours of Saturday (April 4).
Around 3.15am, the 22-year-old female victim was walking alone along Sherbrooke Street when she was approached from behind by a male who proceeded to sexually assault her.
The female managed to strike her attacker and run away, the male following her for a short distance before stopping as she approached a well lit area near Majura Road.
The victim described her attacker about 183cm (6’) tall, with short brown hair, and an athletic build. He was wearing grey track suit pants, a tight short-sleeve T-shirt and white slip-on tennis shoes.
Police wish to speak to a number of people who were in the area around the time of the incident, including two females who walked past the victim near the Ainslie Fire Station on the corner of Wakefield Avenue and Limestone Avenue, near the Ainslie Football Club, and a middle-aged man with tattoos up his arms who was riding a bicycle and provided her with directions.
Police are also looking to speak with three men travelling in a small white vehicle who offered the victim a ride near the North Ainslie Primary School shortly after the incident.
At this stage police do not believe this is related to a sexual assault which occurred in Civic early Sunday morning
Police are reminding everyone to remain alert and aware of your surrounding when walking alone. Avoid locations and situations which could make you vulnerable to crime, such as laneways, isolated parks and building, back streets and poorly lit parking lots.
If you can help police contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 on online.