A NORTH Ward man accused of sexually assaulting a female tourist on The Strand did not apply for bail in his first court appearance yesterday.  

Police will allege Brett Anthony Major, 52, dragged a 28-year-old woman into bushes near the Tobruk pool and sexually assaulted her about 8.50pm on Sunday. It will be alleged Major stalked the woman before attacking her.

Two men came to the woman’s rescue after hearing her scream, with the alleged attacker running from the scene.

Major was arrested on Monday after police reviewed security camera footage.

He has been charged with one count of ass­ault with intent to commit rape, one count of sexual ass­ault, one count of assault occasioning bodily harm, one count of deprivation of liberty and one count of threatening violence.

Major did not appear before Townsville Magistrates Court yesterday but was remanded in custody and will next face court on September 15.

VICTORIA NUGENT, Townsville Bulletin
August 3, 2016 7:51am

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