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Man charged over attempted rape on Sunshine Coast

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A man has been charged with attempted rape after being accused of confronting a woman walking in Noosa Heads.

The 34-year-old local woman was walking down a thoroughfare between Noosa Parade and Hastings street at around 5.20am, on Sunday.

Detectives say she was approached by a man she doesn’t know after he got out of a vehicle.

He is accused of trying to speak to her, before grabbing her and attempting to push her to the ground.

The woman managed to break free, run to a nearby business and contact police, investigators say.

The 22-year-old Sunshine Beach man has been charged with one count each of assault with intent to commit rape and deprivation of liberty – unlawfully detain/confine.

He is due in Maroochydore Magistrates Court today.