Police are warning people there may be a man groping women around Byron Bay. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate
Police are warning people there may be a man groping women around Byron Bay. Photo: Rob Wright / The Coffs Coast Advocate Rob Wright

Police hunt man groping women at Byron

POLICE are on the hunt for a man who has been groping women at Byron Bay recently.

Tweed Byron Chief Inspector Greg Jago said a woman reported being touched inappropriately by a man about 9am this morning while she was walking along Brooke Dr, near the Byron lighthouse.

"The man walked up behind the female victim and touched her inappropriately and then he ran off," he said.

"The woman attended The Pass Cafe and informed staff there and police were notified."

Insp Jago said officers from Byron Bay attended and spoke to the female victim.

"The man was described as being 25 to 30-years-old, about 160cm to 170cm tall, with short brown hair," he said.

"He was wearing a black shirt at the time and khaki shorts."

When Michelle Lang heard about the incident she posted a warning on the Voice of Byron Facebook page.

"Please beware the wierdo who was grabbing women on the bum a few months ago has striked again this morning around 9am near the end of the bush track," she posted.

"He had a shirt over his head, no shoes, Caucasian.

"He ran down the board walk.

"Police have been notified."

Insp Jago urged anyone with any information about the man to call Byron Bay police on 6685 9499 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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