Craigie sexual assault: woman attacked while walking from Whitford train station

POLICE have reiterated the dangers of walking alone at night after a man sexually assaulted a young woman near Craigie Leisure Centre in the early hours recently.

Sergeant Tom Cogan said the 23-year-old victim had left the train station and was walking along Whitfords Avenue about 3am on May 14 when the offender approached her from the other direction.

“He grabbed her, then threw her to the ground,” he said. “He wrapped his hands around her throat and indecently assaulted her.”

The man fled with the victim’s handbag.