A pedestrian killed crossing Johnston St in Abbotsford on Sunday

Updated April 11 2022 - 3:35pm, first published 2:00pm
Pedestrian killed in Abbotsford
Pedestrian killed in Abbotsford

A man has been killed crossing the road in Abbotsford over the weekend.

The deceased was a 74-year-old Fitzroy resident.

Police are investigating the fatal collision, which occurred on the corner of Hoddle and Johnston streets on Sunday, April 10.

"It is understood a grey Toyota sedan hit a male pedestrian on Johnston Street about 9am," a police statement said. "Sadly, he died at the scene."

The male driver, who was identified as a 69-year-old from South Yarra, stopped at the scene.

Police said he had been released pending further enquiries.

Police are urging anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage or further information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

Police investigate sexual assault

Melbourne Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Team detectives are investigating a sexual assault which occurred in Richmond last month.

Investigators have been told a 15-year-old boy was at a playground in a park on Highett Street when he was approached by an unknown man at around 7.30pm on March 27.

The man struck up a conversation then sexually assaulted the boy, before leaving the park.

Detectives have released an image of a person they believe may be able to assist with their inquiries.

He is perceived to be Asian in appearance and aged between 25 and 35.

He was wearing dark-rimmed glasses, a dark-coloured t-shirt, light-coloured cargo shorts, dark-coloured sneakers and a distinctive silver watch.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.


Jenny Denton


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