A 26-year-old woman was violently assaulted outside an
out-of-control 18th birthday party in Dobson early on Monday
Greymouth police today appealed for witnesses to the assault,
on the footpath outside the Brunner Workingmen's Club, in
Omapere Street, to come forward with information.
Detective Kirsten Norton, of the Greymouth CIB, said the
woman was assaulted by a group of three or more people; both
men and women.
St John ambulance staff called to Dobson to treat the victim,
alerted police to her injuries.
Ms Norton would not say whether the woman had been sexually
She was treated at Grey Base Hospital for "moderate"
Ms Norton said everyone involved in the incident had been
"We have already spoken to some people who were at the party,
but there are certainly more people to be spoken to who will
be able to give us a lot more information in regards to what
The party was closed down about 1.30am after complaints of
loud noise and disorder.
Police estimate between 150 and 200 people were at the
Information about the assault can be passed on anonymously to
Crimestoppers by phoning 0800 555 111.
- Viv Logie of the Greymouth Star