Police want to speak to the owner of an XB Falcon that was in the car park about the time of the attack.TRENT HORNEMAN June 9, 2014 3:23am
Victoria Police are still hunting for a man who tried to sexually assault a woman in Echuca’s central business district last week.
Sexual Crimes Unit detectives are sorting through a range of physical evidence and information gathered.
Echuca police Inspector Paul Margetts said the assault was a timely reminder for people who worked in Echuca’s central business district to take greater precautions, particularly when walking to their vehicles late at night.
Insp. Margetts said the assault, in a car park off Annesley St, had sparked strong debate among residents.
‘‘The feedback we have received is that there has been a wide discussion about safety and that people are re-considering what they do and how they can look after each other,’’ he said.
Insp. Margetts said a police crime prevention officer from Bendigo would work with Campaspe Shire staff to look at lighting and other safety concerns in the central business district.
‘‘There is a fair bit of lighting in the CBD, but that is mostly for amenity rather than safety,’’ he said.
‘‘Overall the town is pretty good in its safety, in the way it is laid out and the volume of traffic.’’
Insp. Margetts welcomed a Campaspe Shire decision to put money aside to investigate whether to install closed-circuit surveillance cameras in Rochester, Echuca and Kyabram.
He said the cameras could be useful to police in these situations.
Insp. Margetts said collaboration was the key to successful crime prevention.
‘‘This is the first time it has happened here, but it is not the first time it has happened. Looking at how other communities deal with this issue, collaboration between police, the community, local government and support agencies is key,’’ he said.
Insp. Margetts said the community could help by talking with police at an information caravan, set up at the site tomorrow, between 3.30pm and 8pm.
He said police wanted to speak with anyone who was in the area on Monday night, as well as anyone who wanted information about public safety.
Police would like to speak to the owner of an dark coloured XB Falcon which was in the car park about the time of the attack.
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