New Plymouth police say they need the help of the public to find the man who sexually assaulted a woman in her home early on Sunday morning.
The woman was alone and asleep when the attack occurred in the Marfell area between 3am and 5am.
Detective Sergeant Debbie Gower says the woman received minor scratches and bruising.
She says police don't have a description of the man and urges anyone who saw anything unusual in the Cook St and Omata Rd area of Marfell to contact them.
Ms Gower says the woman is being supported by her family.