A man has been charged after a young woman was allegedly stalked and attacked in Melbourne’s east last week.
The 30-year-old from Kew was arrested in relation to an incident in the early hours of Sunday, November 22, in which a 25-year-old woman was allegedly stalked around the Glenferrie and Burwood roads area in Hawthorn.
The woman told police that just before 1am, she believed she was being followed. She changed her walking route and called a friend to alert them to her situation.
Police say that a man then followed her in a car. CCTV footage shows a man pulling on a black balaclava mask moments before she was grabbed.
The woman elbowed the man in the stomach as he allegedly attempted to choke her and drag her backwards into Henry Street.