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Child assaulted during break-in at Leanyer home

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Investigations are underway after a child was assaulted during a break-in at Leanyer.

The offender allegedly forced their way into the home at 2am before assaulting the nine-year-old.

Police attended minutes later but the offender had already left the scene.

Detective Senior Sergeant Brett Cottier says officers are canvassing the community and have increased their patrols in the area.

He is appealing for information to help catch the offender.

“Detectives would like to speak to anyone who heard or saw any suspicious activity in Leanyer between 1:00 am and 3:00 am.”

“If you live in the area and have CCTV at your home or were driving through the area and have dash-cam footage, we ask that you contact police as soon as possible.”