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Police Hunting Man Who Attacked Woman Jogging Through Gold Coast Park

It occurred in broad daylight
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A manhunt is underway after a woman was attacked while jogging around a park in the Varsity Lakes area at 8:15am on Boxing Day.

A caucasian man grabbed the 43-year-old woman from behind and tried to drag her into nearby bushes but she managed to free herself and flee the park.

“We have no concerns for any other parks but we urge everyone to be vigilant when walking or running,” Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Rodney Seaman told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

“In the particular case yesterday morning the woman who was attacked was jogging with earphones in and didn’t hear her attacker.

“She only saw a hand grab her so we have no information on what he looks like.”

And it’s not the first time this has happened in the area.

“A number of months ago we had a case where a suspicious man approached a female in the same area,” he said.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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