18 Jun 2015

Police speaking to man over Lower Hutt attack

6:07 am on 18 June 2015

A man is helping the police with their inquiries in relation to a sexual assault on a woman in Lower Hutt.

police car

Photo: RNZ

The woman was walking along the eastern side of the Hutt riverbank in Melling on 11 June when she was attacked in broad daylight.

Police yesterday released images of a man with a distinctive tattoo on his leg filmed by CCTV cameras about an hour before the attack.

They said they had identified the man, who had had been located and was helping with the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Nick Pritchard said thanks to media coverage, the police got a number of calls from the public in response to the release of the images. The investigation is continuing.

A photo of the scene of the attack, which took place on 11 June 2015 at about 1pm.

The scene of the 11 June attack. Photo: RNZ / Daniela Maoate-Cox