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A Brisbane woman was left shocked after she was threatened while walking home from a rugby match in the city
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A Brisbane woman was left shocked after she was threatened while walking home from a rugby match in the city

A Queensland woman has been left terrified after being threatened by at least one man as she walked home from a rugby league match last week.

Hayley Mabbett was walking home from Bowen Hills train station after watching the Brisbane Broncos win on Friday night when she was followed by a car with men inside.

The 32-year-old decided to take out her mobile phone and started recording a video when it captured the moment a man shouted a vile threat at her.

“You’re fine, you better go home or I’ll rape you,” a man shouted as the car sped past Ms Mabbett, who stared in disgust into the dark Brisbane street.

Speaking about the incident on Sunrise, the rugby league fan said she initially heard the shouting and didn’t think too much about it, but soon became “terrified”.

“I was in shock,” Ms Mabbett said of the threat on Thursday.

“It took me a minute to realize what had been said. And then I was focused on the car, making sure it didn’t turn around and that it still drove away.”

She described the men as “quite young” in appearance and the car had P number plates.

Host Nat Barr described the clip as “chilling” after watching it the previous evening with her husband, who wondered what the other men in the car were thinking.

Ms Mabbett shared the video on her social media as a warning to other women to be careful when walking alone at night and to encourage men to call their friends.

After publishing the images, she was asked by some followers why she walked back to her house alone at night, given the potential dangers.

The 32-year-old claimed she understood, but noted it was “unfortunate and sad that I can’t walk home and feel safe in my own neighborhood.”

The distance from the train station to her house is about 10 minutes on foot.

Ms Mabbett will reportedly take the video to Queensland Police for investigation.

SkyNews.com.au has contacted police for comment.

The incident highlights the dangers facing women amid alarming rates of gender-based violence by 2024, which have killed at least 27 women to date.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1.3 million women experienced sexual violence in the 12 months between 2021 and 2022, 97 percent of which was by a man.

The research also found that around 1.1 million women avoided public transport at night, while 2.3 million women did not want to walk alone in the dark because they felt unsafe.