Man charged over alleged sexual assault - Newcastle

Monday, 13 December 2021 03:30:42 PM

A man has been charged following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in Newcastle last week.

About 11.30pm last Friday (10 December 2021), a 23-year-old woman was walking to her car on Maitland Road, Islington, when a man approached her from behind.

Police will allege in court the man sexually assaulted the woman before a passer-by intervened and chased him onto Maitland Road, Beaumont Street and Fern Street.

Officers attached to Newcastle City Police District were notified and commenced an investigation into the incident.

Following inquiries, police arrested a 47-year-old man at a workplace at Sandgate about 8am today (Monday 13 December 2021).

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with aggravated sex assault inflict actual bodily harm on victim.

The Windale man was refused bail to appear in Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Tuesday 14 December 2021).