Byron Bay beach.
Byron Bay beach.

Brave citizens step in, stop sexual assault of tourist

AN attempted sexual assault on a British tourist was foiled by a citizens arrest at a Byron Bay beach in the early hours of Sunday morning.

At approximately 2am, a male aged in his 40s was arrested by civilians on the beach after an attempted sexual assault on a 27 year old female British tourist.

The man was detained at the beach until police arrived.

Detectives have charged the man with sexual assault (attempt) and he was refused bail to appear before the Tweed Heads Local Court today.