Police are seeking witnesses to a daylight sexual assault on
a woman in Lower Hutt yesterday.
The woman was walking through Delaney Park in Stokes Valley
about 7pm when she noticed a man near the cricket club,
Detective Sergeant Mike Priston said.
The man followed her from Delaney Park through the alleyway
to Chittick Street, where he sexually assaulted her.
It was believed the man ran back towards Delaney Park.
As a result of the incident the woman was distressed and
shaken, Mr Priston said.
The offender was described as about 175cm tall, a muscular
build and aged in his late teens or early 20s.
"We are appealing for anyone who has information in respect
to the sexual assault to contact the Wellington Crime Squad.
"If anyone has any information in regard the incident I would
encourage them to come forward," Mr Priston said.
People with information can call the Wellington Crime Squad
on (04) 381 2000 or anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.