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Appeal for assistance regarding alleged assault, Bowen


Bowen Police are appealing for community assistance following an alleged assault on Saturday, August 29.
Around 2pm, a woman was sitting in her vehicle eating her lunch in Quay Street, Bowen, when she was approached by a man who had exited a vehicle nearby.
Following a brief conversation, the man allegedly reached through the open car window and touched the woman inappropriately and attempted to kiss her several times.
The woman allegedly told the man to leave her alone and he returned to his vehicle.
Quite shaken, the woman immediately drove away from the area.
The man’s vehicle is described as a white utility with orange letters on the rear passenger side door.
He is described as a thick set Caucasian middle aged man, approximately 182cm tall with short blonde hair and fair skin, and a visible gap between his upper front teeth.
He was wearing board shorts and a black and white striped shirt, and introduced himself as Leon.
Bowen Police would like to speak with anyone who was in the area at the time, or who may be familiar with the described vehicle or man.
Police would particularly like to speak with the person or persons who were parked nearby in a dark grey – possibly a Nissan Navara utility when this incident occurred. Police believe they may be able to help positively identify the man or his vehicle.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact Bowen Police Station on (07) 4720 4555.