Sunday, July 16, 2006

Visually impaired woman assaulted!

Police in Upper Hutt say they're disgusted by an attack on a visually impaired woman. The young victim was sexually assaulted as she made her way home from Trentham train station on Monday evening.

Police say the woman, who does not carry a cane, became aware of a man walking near her on Brentwood Street, just after 6pm. She was then grabbed from behind and dragged into the grounds of the now closed Brentwood School, where she was attacked by a man who is described as Maori, possibly in his 20s and wearing a cap. Following the attack, the terrified young woman walked home to call police.

Constable Christine Woodney from the Upper Hutt CIB, says the attack happened soon after 6pm and there would have been people about, including other commuters coming off the train, walking or driving home. Police are anxious to hear from anyone who remembers seeing anything untoward in the area that night or who may have information about the offender.


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