5 Aug 2016

Police hunt for man after Hamilton girl accosted on way to school

2:04 pm on 5 August 2016

Hamilton police are searching for a man who accosted a 12-year-old girl on her way to school yesterday morning.

Police said the girl was walking to Whitiora Primary School at about 8.30am yesterday when she was accosted by a male on Abbottsford Street, near the school grounds.

The man who approached the girl is described as a short male Maori, aged between 30 and 40, wearing a black beanie, white singlet and dark baggy pants. Police said he was wearing distinctive red and black striped socks which, were pulled up over his pants. He was not wearing shoes.

Police are also looking for a distinctive silver mid-nineties Nissan Pulsar four-door sedan, with red rose stickers around the driver side front guard and damage to the rear, in connection to the incident.

There were two other males in the vehicle, said police.

A woman walking her Siberian Husky-type puppy along Abbotsford Street at the time, who may have witnessed this incident, is also being sought by police.