Sydney man arrested after allegedly suffocating teenage girl in orienteering at Lane Cove National Park
Teenage girl “suffocated unconscious by stranger” in popular national park – as man arrested for alleged attack
- 24-year-old man arrested after allegedly suffocating teenage girl in Sydney
- 16-year-old was allegedly attacked during orienteering at Lane Cove National Park
- She was reportedly rendered unconscious and found by runners in her group
- Police were arrested and charged a week later in Parramatta and refused bail
A man has been arrested after a teenage girl was allegedly suffocated unconscious during an orienteering race in a popular Sydney National Park.
The 16-year-old was walking through Lane Cove National Park in Thornleigh on the Lower North Shore on December 7 when she was approached by a stranger at around 6:10 p.m.
The man then allegedly grabbed her by the arm and throat, rendering her unconscious.
Other runners in the orienteering group found her shortly after with head and neck injuries.
A man has been arrested after a teenage girl was allegedly strangled by a stranger during an orienteering race at Lane Cove National Park (pictured) earlier this month
She was taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment and has since been released.
Police were called to the scene and conducted a thorough search of the area, but could not find the suspected assailant.
Following investigations, officers arrested a 24-year-old man at Parramatta station a week later at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14.
He was taken to Parramatta police station and charged with assault causing actual bodily harm and intentionally choking a person recklessly.
The man appeared in the local court in Parramatta on the same day, where he was formally denied bail to reappear in the same court on Thursday, December 23.
A 24-year-old man has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm and intentionally choking a person recklessly and is due to appear in local court in Parramatta today (pictured)