Manhunt launched following sexual assault in Perth park

Manhunt launched following sexual assault in Perth park

POLICE have launched a manhunt following a sexual assault of a woman walking in Merriwa more than a fortnight ago.

On Tuesday, April 23, a woman in her 40s was walking around Dunmore Park in Merriwa with a female friend.

About 6.25pm the victim and her friend were walking on a footpath parallel to Marmion Avenue between Suva Glade and Greyhound Drive.

The victim noticed that a man was following behind them for a few minutes.

A police composite image of the man police would like to speak to.

She was waiting for the man to walk past, however, he didn’t.

The man indecently assaulted the victim before running across Marmion Avenue towards Littleham Park, Quinns Rocks.

The man is described as dark-skinned, large build, approximately 183cm tall, brown eyes, black beard and moustache, wearing a baggy black t-shirt, long denim pants, dark coloured sneakers and a dark coloured baseball cap.

Detectives are urging anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.