24 Jan 2009

Woman sexually assaulted near pier

4:52 pm on 24 January 2009

Christchurch police are looking for a young man who attacked a woman at the city's New Brighton Pier.

They say the 20-year-old Asian woman was sexually assaulted beside the pier just after midnight. Another woman heard the victim cry out and disturbed the offender, who ran from the scene.

Police describe him as a Caucasian aged in his late teens or early twenties and wearing a dark-coloured hooded top.