Another female assaulted in Stoke


Police are seeking information after a woman was assaulted in Stoke on Wednesday night.

The woman was walking along the footpath on Cobham Crescent when she was assaulted by an unknown man at approximately 7:15pm.

The man is described as Maori, aged in his early to mid fifties, approximately 5 ft 6″ tall, and of a slim build.

At the time of the assault, he had a beard and was wearing a grey sweatshirt and jeans.

Although the incident took place less than 800 metres from the spot where a young girl was assaulted on Monday, Police do not believe the incident is related.

Anyone who saw suspicious behaviour in the Cobham Crescent and Railway Reserve areas is asked to contact Nelson Police Station on 03 546 3840.

Alternatively, reports may be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.