20 July, 2011

Self-defence in the News - No. 24

Woman fights off attack near Te Papa

Woman fights off attack near Te Papa

09:10 18/07/2011

Police are seeking information relating to an incident at Chaffers Marina near Te Papa where a young female was allegedly indecently assaulted early Saturday morning.

The female was trying to find her group of friends when she was grabbed from behind by a man who she described as being taller than 1.8 metres.

Detective Constable Iain Burns, of Lower Hutt CIB, said the young woman was able to fight off the offender and make her escape.

Police are seeking information from anyone in the area who may have seen a young woman wearing a pink backpack or noticed any suspicious activity.

Anyone with information should contact the Lower Hutt police on 560 2600 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The Dominion Post

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