Police are appealing for information following the sexual assault of an elderly woman at Kingscliff on the far north coast on Wednesday (January 29).
At about 8pm, a 75-year-old woman answered a knock on the sliding door of her Kingscliff Street unit.
When she opened the door a man forced his way into the unit and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the scene.
Police were called to the unit about an hour later and the crime scene was examined by specialist forensic officers.
The woman was taken to Tweed Heads Hospital for treatment.
Detectives from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command are investigating the assault and appealing for anyone who saw the man in the vicinity of Kingscliff Street about 8pm to come forward.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his late 30s, 180cm tall with a thin build, short light-brown hair and wearing a distinctive grey-coloured ‘PING’ brand baseball cap and a white t-shirt.
Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.