Police are investigating an alleged home invasion and sexual assault in Edmonton.
Police are investigating an alleged home invasion and sexual assault in Edmonton.

Police probe home invasion, sexual assault in Cairns suburb

A WOMAN has allegedly been sexually assaulted during a terrifying home invasion in Edmonton this morning.

A police spokesman confirmed they were called to a residence just before 6am following reports a male had broken in and assaulted the occupant.

It is understood police took a naked male into custody on a nearby street about 20 minutes after the alleged assault.

He is currently assisting police with inquiries.

The Cairns Post understands the pair were not known to each other.

The police spokesman said there were no reports of any serious injury to the woman.

A crime scene has been established at the residence and investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.



VOTE: The Coffs Coast’s cutest dog for 2020

Premium Content VOTE: The Coffs Coast’s cutest dog for 2020

The Advocate received over 80 adorable nominations – vote now!

Qld opens border to parts of NSW

Qld opens border to parts of NSW

Queensland throws open borders to parts of NSW

Are you entitled to some of NSW’s missing millions?

Premium Content Are you entitled to some of NSW’s missing millions?

Revenue NSW encourages people to search for funds