Hamilton Lake - Witnesses to Assault Sought
Friday, 23 May 2014 -
Hamilton Police would like to alert
people, specifically woman walking or exercising around the
Hamilton Lake walkways and reserve area.
Between 11am and
midday on Thursday 22nd May 2014 a woman was approached by a
male within the grounds of Hamilton Lake reserve.
conduct and conversation from this man made her feel
uncomfortable and she walked away.
This male followed her
and grabbed at her. He tried to drag her behind a shed but
he ran off when a passer by intervened.
appealing for any witnesses to this incident to contact
Hamilton Police on 07 858
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