17 Apr 2010

Search for man after 2am assault

6:01 pm on 17 April 2010

Christchurch police are looking for a man who attacked a woman in the early hours of Saturday morning, and for three people who chased him away.

The 31-year-old woman was assaulted in a reserve on Stanmore Rd near the Linwood Community Arts Centre, at about 2am.

The man ran away after three young men heard the woman yelling and came to help her.

Police want to speak to the men and would also like to hear from anyone who saw the alleged attacker, who is described as a European man in his forties with a pot belly, wearing blue jeans and a knee-length black jacket.