| 22.10,19. 01:54 AM |
Police arrest man over alleged sexual assault of woman in Thornbury park in Melbourne's north
Photo: The man allegedly assaulted a woman at Mayer Park in Thornbury. (ABC News: Justine Longmore)
Police have arrested a 21-year-old man over the alleged sexual assault of a woman at knifepoint in a park in Melbourne's north on Saturday night.
Yesterday, police had appealed for the public's help in finding a man who allegedly produced a knife as he attacked a 32-year-old woman in Thornbury's Mayer Park.
In a statement today, Victoria Police said the 21-year-old man, who was of no fixed address, attended Preston Police Station about 11:00am.
The man remained in custody and was assisting police with inquiries, police said.
On Sunday, police said the woman, who was walking a dog, had entered Mayer Park about 10:30pm on Saturday night after she noticed a man ahead of her acting suspiciously.
Police said the man approached her and asked for help to find a lost possession before he pulled out a knife, pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.
The woman managed to grab the knife in the struggle that followed and stabbed him, according to police.