Man yelling abuse assaults woman, pulling her hair

Police are looking for a man in his 50s after a woman was indecently assaulted in Melbourne’s north last month.

A 29-year-old woman was walking along the Merri Creek trail in Brunswick East just after 5pm on July 9 when a man allegedly yelled abuse at her before indecently assaulting the victim and pulling her hair.

Victoria Police have released an image of a man described as Caucasian, about 177cm tall with a medium build and short, light brown hair, who may be able to assist with their inquiries.

Police says he was wearing “a black windcheater, with faded black jeans and street sneakers”.

Police are searching for a man in his 50s after he indecently assaulted a woman and pulled her hair on the Merri Creek Trail, near Albion Street (pictured) in Brunswick East. Source: Google Maps Streetview
A composite image of the man police wish to speak to. He is described as Caucasian, about 177cm tall, medium build and short, light brown hair. Source: Victoria Police

The assault occurred as the woman approached the eastern end of Albion Street. She noticed the offender a short distance ahead, yelling abuse at her.

The man then aggressively indecently assaulted the woman, who fell into a metal railing behind her. He then pulled her hair before walking south along Merri Creek trail.

Victoria Police urge anyone who recognises the man or has any information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

– With AAP