Police investigate sexual assault in Stoke


Nelson Police is investigating a report of a sexual assault, which occurred on the Railway Reserve area near Neale Avenue, Stoke, after 8.00pm on Wednesday 13 July 2016.

The offender is described as a man in his early 30s, with dark coloured skin and short dark hair.

The assault occurred exactly one week after another woman was assaulted walking along the footpath on Cobham Crescent  less than 500 metres away.

Police interviewed the victim this week and would like to hear from anyone that may have information about this incident or who saw suspicious activity in the area on the night of Wednesday, July 13.

Information can be passed on to Nelson Police station on 03 546 3840 or can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.