Young Girl Sexually Assaulted During Melbourne NYE Celebrations

A young girl was sexually assaulted in Melbourne’s CBD shortly after midnight as revellers rung in the New Year.

melbourneThe Sexual Crimes Squad is investigating the assault of the girl, not yet a teenager, in a public space in Flinders Street at around 12.15am on Tuesday.

It’s believed she was in the city with family members.

Despite that horrific assault, police say crowds generally behaved themselves with only 59 arrests across the state.

On Tuesday, Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton said crowds had generally acted responsibly.

“Overwhelmingly we saw great behaviour by the crowds overnight, with people heeding our advice to celebrate safely and responsibly,” Mr Patton said.

“As always, there were a small number of people who did the wrong thing. Those people faced a firm response from police so they didn’t spoil the events for the broader community.”

More to come.