Vicious attack leaves homeless woman with shoe imprint on her face


Queensland Police are determined to find a man suspected of viciously assaulted a homeless woman, breaking her nose, eye sockets and leaving her with a shoe imprint on her face.

A couple passing by bushland near the St Ives shopping centre in Goodna near Ipswich, south of Brisbane, found the 49-year-old with serious facial injuries on April 12.

Police have released security camera footage of a man who was seen talking to the woman, who appears to be homeless, less than an hour before she was found badly beaten.

Hunt for man after homeless Goodna Queensland woman was attacked near St Ives shopping centre.
A man was seen talking to a woman before she was found badly beaten near a shopping centre in Goodna on April 12. Source: Queensland Police Service

CCTV shows a man approaching the woman who is seated near the Smiths Road shopping centre, and entering a conversation with her earlier in the evening.

About half an hour later, the footage shows the pair walking off together about 6.45pm.

The woman was found about 45 minutes later with facial injuries, including a broken nose, split lip, fractured eye sockets and bruising. She also had an imprint on her cheek believed to be from the sole of a shoe, leading police to suspect she had been stomped on.

Hunt for man after homeless Goodna Queensland woman was attacked near St Ives shopping centre.
Police have released a security camera image of a man who was seen talking to the woman before she was found following the attack on the evening of April 12. Source: Queensland Police Service

Police believe the man captured on the footage may be able to help with their investigation and are appealing for him or anyone who may recognise him to come forward.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the online reporting page.

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