WA POLICE are hunting a violent rapist who broke into a woman’s home in Perth’s south and attacked her.
The woman, who is aged in her 50s, spent Monday night in hospital recovering after the brutal attack inside her Hilton home.
According to police, the man forced his way into the woman’s home around 11.30pm on Monday night and bashed her, before raping her.
The woman, who lives alone, told police the attacker then ran from the house.
The victim’s neighbour said he didn’t hear anything on Monday night and he was shocked by what had happened to the “lovely and gentle” woman.
The sex attacker is described as being aged between 18 and 25 years, short with a slim build, stubble and a heavy jaw.
He was last seen wearing black trousers and a dark grey hoody.
Anyone with information on the man, or who saw suspicious people or vehicles in the Hilton area between 8pm and 2am, is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
A report can also be made online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au