A mysterious assault on a nine-year-old Timaru schoolboy is
no closer to being solved, as police have few leads and a
victim who remains speechless.
Police said at 4pm yesterday the Oceanview Heights Primary
school student was found by a member of the public in a
distressed condition with visible injuries.
He was taken to Timaru Hospital, with injuries considered not
to be life-threatening.
Timaru police are appealing to the public for further
information, because the boy is not speaking about the
They are seeking information on his movements after he left
the school around 3.15pm, up to the time he was located 45
Anyone with information about vehicles parked around Holme
Station Bridge yesterday afternoon, or any suspicious
behaviour around the boy's school should contact Timaru
He was wearing a school uniform from Oceanview Heights, which
consisted of a dark blue polar fleece, dark blue shorts and a
teal green polo shirt.
The boy is described as being dark in complexion, of slim
build, approximately 30 kgs with dark hair.
He is nine-years-old but is considered small for his age, and
police say his height is more that of a six- or
- Herald Online