10 Mar 2014

No further leads to prostitute attacks

12:49 pm on 10 March 2014

Police investigating two assaults on sex workers in Christchurch on Friday morning say they're no closer to catching the attacker.

Police on Saturday said investigators had a clear image of the suspect after reviewing CCTV footage of a man in the area where the assaults took place.

But Detective Sergeant Richard Quested said on Sunday that no further leads had been generated.

In the first attack, a prostitute was sexually assaulted in an empty Bealey Ave section at 3am. Two hours later a second sex worker was punched in the face.

The CCTV image is of a Maori or Polynesian man, of solid build, wearing a light-coloured jacket.