By JR on Friday, November 04, 2011
A FACE image of a suspect who allegedly attacked a woman in broad daylight on Melbourne Cup day has been made public.
Police have been told a 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted as she left an accommodation facility on Peel Street, North Melbourne, just after 11am.
The woman saw a man on the corner of Peel and Market Streets who followed and verbally abused her.
But when she told him to go away there was an alleged confrontation.
Investigators have been told the man allegedly forced her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
The victim, however, screamed and managed to kick the offender to the chin before he ran south through the Queen Victoria Market.
The man is described as having a slim build with a dark complexion and dark eyes.
He also had distinctive dark coloured dread locked hair with orange tips at the end.
He was wearing a dark coloured zip front hooded jumper.