3 Jan 2009

Levin police investigate sexual assault

5:04 pm on 3 January 2009

Police in Levin are investigating what they describe as a horrifying sexual assault in the early hours of New Year's day.

Police believe that a 20-year-old woman was dragged into an adventure playground and sexually assaulted, early that morning.

They say her attacker is a male Maori or Pacific Islander, aged 20 to 25-years-old, solidly built but slim with short dark hair and wearing a dark coloured hooded top.

The man is believed to have been walking behind the victim with another man, minutes before the assault.