Police appeal following assault at tram stop

Brendan Rees

Police are searching for a man following an alleged sexual assault at a Docklands tram stop on June 26.

Transit Crime Investigation Unit detectives are investigating after being told an unknown man was seen loitering around the D15 tram stop on Collins St at around 2.50pm.

“It is believed the man approached a 17-year-old girl and took a photo with her before inappropriately hugging and touching her,” a police spokesperson said.

“After the unwanted contact, the girl boarded the next available bus, while the man remained at the tram stop before walking west on Collins St towards Capital Hill Drive.”

Investigators have released a computer-generated image and still images of a man they believe may be able to assist their enquiries.

He is perceived to be of Indian or Sub-Continental appearance and is about 160cms tall with a black moustache and short black hair.

He was seen wearing a white business shirt with black dots, dark blue or black trousers, a Louis Vuitton belt, and black shoes.

He was also carrying a black backpack and wearing a gold banded watch with a white face.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or crimestoppersvic.com.au

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