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Schoolgirl ‘stalked’ in terrifying tram trip

A 15-year-old girl has allegedly been stalked by a man as she travelled alone on a tram in Melbourne’s leafy eastern suburbs.

Police say a man the with grey, collar-length hair watched the teen on the 109 tram early in the afternoon of Thursday last week.

She immediately got off the tram at Surrey Hills and he quickly followed.

The girl sought safety in a nearby front yard where tradesmen were working.

While she called her parents, the man sat on a nearby fence and watched her.

The girl’s mother arrived, at which point the man walked away towards Whitehorse Road and the girl managed to take a series of photos (above).

The man is described as aged in his 50s, with grey collar-length hair and grey facial hair.

He was wearing a navy baseball bat, navy ‘Renault Trucks’ top, dark shorts and bare feet.

Investigators have released images of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.

Meanwhile police are looking into an alleged sexual assault involving public transport which happened earlier this year.

Investigators have been told a woman was exiting a tram at the corner of Collins and Swanston streets about 9.15am on 23 February when an unknown person grabbed her bottom.

She turned around to confront the person and was told to ‘hurry up’ by a man standing behind her.

Investigators have released a composite image of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.

He is described as aged in his late 40’s, medium build, tanned skin with short brown hair and droopy eyes and was wearing a short sleeved hi-vis vest.

 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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