Police investigate two attacks on women in Carnarvon

Gavin BoxMidwest Times
Carnarvon police station.
Camera IconCarnarvon police station. Credit: Francesca Mann, Midwest Times

Police are seeking the public’s help as they investigate two separate attacks on women at night in Carnarvon.

In the most recent incident, between 10.30pm and 10.40pm last Friday, a 24-year-old woman walking along Carey Street was approached by an unknown man who assaulted her.

The attacker is described as dark-skinned, about 20 to 25 years old, 165cm tall and has two disfigured front teeth, one of which points outwards.

He was wearing a dark jacket with red stripes and dark pants.

Earlier this month, about 10.20pm on Friday, May 10, a 23-year-old woman was assaulted by a man as she was walking along Olivia Terrace.

The man is described as dark skinned, about 175cm tall, of solid build and with short black hair.

He was wearing a black T-shirt with writing on it.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the incidents to contact them on 9941 7333 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Reports can also be made anonymously online.

Detective Sergeant Bruce McDonald said police did not believe the two incidents were related at this stage.

Det Sgt McDonald urged people, particularly females, to be vigilant when walking alone at night.

“If you choose to walk by yourself, try to stay in areas that are well-lit and let someone know what you are doing, the route you are taking and what time you will be home,” he said.

“If you fear for your safety, are concerned or see anyone acting suspiciously, call police.”

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