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Woman threatened; sexually assaulted after break-in - Newcastle

Friday, 30 July 2021 11:27:04 AM

An investigation is underway after an aggravated break and enter and sexual assault in Newcastle yesterday.

About 3.20pm (Thursday 29 July 2021), a 20-year-old woman was inside her bedroom at a home on Turana Parade, North Lambton, when a man entered the room armed with a knife and threatened her.

She attempted to alert neighbours before the man grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

A short time later, the man fled on foot and the woman sought assistance from other residents, who contacted police.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District attended and established a crime scene.

Detectives have commenced an investigation under Strike Force Oorin, with assistance from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his early to mid-20s, of a solid and athletic build, with a broad nose, short black hair and unshaven.

As investigations continue, police are urging anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from Turana Parade, Lester Parade, Faulkner Crescent, Sunset Boulevard and University Drive between 1pm and 5pm yesterday (Thursday 29 July 2021) or who may have information which could assist investigators to contact Newcastle Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.