Police appeal for info after Upper Hutt assault

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Wellington Police are seeking information from the public following an indecent assault in Upper Hutt on Wednesday.

Around 2.30pm a 21-year-old woman was approached by a man while walking along Pine Avenue.

He has indecently assaulted her before running towards Savage Street, says Detective Sergeant Rebecca Cotton.

"The victim is being provided with support, however Police are calling for two other young women to come forward.

"These two women were also walking along Pine Avenue, just ahead of the victim."

The victim has witnessed one of these women being assaulted just prior to the man approaching her.

Police would like to hear from these two women as well as any members of the public that were in the area yesterday afternoon.

The man is described as European, in his 40’s, approximately 185cm tall and of slim build.

"He was wearing a dark grey knitted hoodie with dark coloured pants and white shoes and is described as having grey/white facial hair."

Anyone with information that may be able to assist the investigation should contact Wellington Police District Crime Squad on 04 381 2000 and quote file number 180711/8154.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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