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Hunt over sex assault

POLICE are appealing for information to help locate a man who may be able to assist with inquiries into an alleged sexual assault at Berala last year

On Sunday, March 25, 2018, Auburn Police attended a Rooty Hill home, after a 29-year-old woman reported a sexual assault which allegedly occurred earlier at a Berala address.
A 26-year-old man was charged with sexual intercourse without consent on Monday, March 26, and has been granted conditional bail to reappear at Parramatta District Court on Monday, August 26.
Investigators have now released the image of a man (pictured) who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries.
He is described as being of Pacific Islander/Maori appearance, aged in his mid-late 20s, with tattoos on his right forearm, chest, and back of his neck, and is depicted wearing a shirt with “SURREAL” written on the front.
Anyone who recognises this man is urged to contact Auburn Police Station or Crime Stoppers.

Nab high risk drivers
MORE than 400 charges have been laid over the past year by a specialist highway patrol strike force targeting high-risk driving behaviour.
Traffic and Highway Patrol Commander, Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy, said in its first year, Strike Force Puma personnel had charged 260 people with a range of offences.
“The strike force was formed to target high-risk drivers and high-risk driving behaviour,” Assistant Commissioner Corboy said.
“In this time, the charges have included drink driving, DUI offences, driver licence offences (disqualified, suspended, unlicenced, cancelled or refused), performing aggravated burnouts, film and promote aggravated burnouts, goods in custody and the supply and possession of prohibited drugs.”
Strike Force Puma has assisted investigators from agencies such as ICAC, RMS and Revenue NSW and provided support and resources to operations conducted by other specialist areas within the NSW Police Force.
Assistant Commissioner Corboy said the strike force had conducted numerous operations to target known high-risk drivers and had actively engaged with numerous car clubs to encourage and bring about changes in driving behaviours and attitude.
Some of Strike Force Puma’s noteworthy arrests have included investigation into numerous wedding and gender reveal burnout offences that have led to the arrest and charge of offending drivers and those who have either filmed or promoted the activities.