Passers-by have come to the rescue of a woman after she was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted by a man in north Queensland on Saturday.
The victim was walking along Marks Street, in Townsville suburb Hermit Park, about 9.30pm when she was attacked.
Members of the public came to her assistance and the man fled. He has been described as dark in complexion with a short build.
Investigations were continuing.
Anyone with information can contact Policelink on 13 14 44 or use the online form.