Sexual Assaults at Gold Coast

Gold Coast detectives will tomorrow apply for the extradition of a 22-year-old man, who was arrested at Tweed Heads today by virtue of a Queensland arrest warrant, following the alleged sexual assaults of two women on the southern Gold Coast this month.

It will be alleged around 8am on December 10, a 26-year-old woman was walking along the footpath on Pacific Parade, Bilinga, when she was sexually assaulted by a man not known to her.

The woman screamed, prompting the man to run away along Mills Street.

It will be further alleged around 7.00am on December 17, a 27-year-old woman was walking her dog towards her vehicle parked on Miles Street, Kirra, when she was sexually assaulted by a man who was not known to her.

The victim managed to push the man off, before he fled along Musgrave Street.

Following both incidents being reported to police yesterday, a 22-year-old Bilambil Heights man was arrested by New South Wales Police at Tweed Heads today.

He is scheduled to appear at Tweed Heads Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday December 19), where Gold Coast detectives will seek his extradition to the Gold Coast.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have also been assaulted in the vicinity of the Bilinga or Coolangatta areas over the past two months, to come forward.

Investigations continue.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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