Intruder sexually assaults woman

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Police investigating an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning, in which a Richmond couple were disturbed in their bedroom, have now confirmed that the female occupant of the house was sexually assaulted during the incident.

Detective Senior Sergeant Craig Johnston says the incident which occurred about 3am on Sunday morning in the Gladstone Rd area was very serious and police were concentrating on locating the offender involved.

β€œIt is of great concern to us that the person who committed this crime is out in our community and I would encourage anyone with information that may be relevant to this investigation to come forward,” he says.

Police have increased patrols in the area and also urge people to ensure their own safety by locking doors and windows and keeping vehicles secure at all times.