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Police call for information following sexual crime on tram

The victim was assaulted by a man on a Lygon Street tram last month

A computer-generated image of a man detectives believe may be able to assist with their enquires.

Mark Phillips

POLICE are investigating a sexual assault of a young woman on a tram in Brunswick East last month.

Detectives from the Transit Crime Investigation Unit are seeking information following a complaint from a 25-year-old woman that she was assaulted on the Number 6 tram in Lygon Street travelling north from the city on the evening of August 7.

Police say that at about 6.40pm a man got on at Blyth Street and sexually assaulted the victim while sitting next to her on the tram.

The victim got off the tram at the next stop while the offender stayed on.

At this stage detectives are yet to determine where the offender left the tram.

On Wednesday, investigators released a computer-generated image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquires.

The offender is perceived to be Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance, 173cm tall, about 35-45 years of age and of medium build.

At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black jacket, dark pants with a white stripe, red or orange shoes and had with him a black backpack.

Anyone who recognises the man or has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at