Woman sexually assaulted on street

Police have released CCTV of a man who could assist with their inquiries as they hunt for the person behind a horror sexual assault in Melbourne.

Victoria police have released CCTV after a sexual assault in Melbourne’s CBD.

The attack against a 28-year-old woman happened on A’Beckett Street around 10.40pm on January 2.

The woman told police she was approached by an unknown man who grabbed her from behind.

He then sexually assaulted her before walking away towards Flagstaff Gardens, police said in a statement.

The suspect was last seen running towards King Street.

Investigators on Monday released video footage of a man they hope can help their investigation.

The man is seen walking down a sidewalk in darkness, wearing an oversized white hoodie and black track pants with white details.

His shoes are white and he appears to be holding a smartphone.

At certain points in the short clip the man can be seen touching his face, which is covered by the hood.

Police have asked anyone who recognises the man or who has other information that could help their probe to contact Crime Stoppers.

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