Police hope to speak to a sex worker who was viciously
assaulted in an Auckland cemetery within the next couple of
The 34-year-old woman suffered injuries to her entire body
during the prolonged attack, which happened about 5.30am on
So far, police have only been able to speak to the woman
between medical procedures. But they hope to take her full
statement in the next two days.
She remains in Auckland City Hospital in a stable condition.
Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Newman told the Herald that
the woman had been able to give "sketchy" details of the
Officers would also focus on speaking with other sex workers
in the area, and hoped to establish if there had been any
similar attacks or suspicious behaviour in the vicinity that
could be related to the attack or the person responsible.
"It was quite a substantive attack. It was nasty, very very
nasty," Mr Newman said.
- By Anna Leask of the New Zealand Herald