Cotton Tree from the air. A young child was assaulted by a man at the Cotton Tree early this morning.
Cotton Tree from the air. A young child was assaulted by a man at the Cotton Tree early this morning. John McCutcheon

Man assaults sleeping child in caravan at Cotton Tree

POLICE say a child was assaulted while sleeping in the annex of a caravan at Cotton Tree early on Sunday morning. 

About 4am the child was sleeping in the annex of the van, at the Cotton Tree Holiday Park, when they were awoken by an unknown man assaulting them. 

After the child raised the alarm the man fled. 

The man is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 30s, about 175cm tall with dark brown hair, a slim build and a fair complexion.


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