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Police quash rumours of second Echuca assault

Detective Acting Sergeant Darren Dean of Echuca Police's Criminal Investigation Unit said claims of another assault days after a woman was attacked in an Echuca car park are untrue.

TRENT HORNEMAN June 11, 2014 3:45pm

Last week's crime scene after an sexual assault on an Echuca woman.

Echuca police have quashed rumours of a second sexual assault in a car park, following an attack in an Anstruther St car park on Monday last week.

In the 24 hours after the attack, rumours circulated of a similar assault in Echuca’s Visitor Information Centre Carpark.

Yesterday rumours surfaced of another attack, in a supermarket carpark.

Detective Senior Constable Darren Dean of Echuca Criminal Investigation Unit said the rumours were untrue

He said people had reported seeing a man lurking around Echuca car parks last week. Police had spoken to the vagrant, but was eliminated as a suspect in the initial attack as he arrived in Echuca after it happened.

Det. Sgt Dean said the man had left town yesterday.

On Tuesday night, police canvassed the community for information into the confirmed attack, with a caravan set up at the site.

Detectives also released fresh information about the man wanted in relation to the attack.

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