JOGGER AS­SAULTED

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A woman was at­tacked in Western Springs while jog­ging in the park and police are search­ing for the of­fend­ers. The vic­tim, aged in her late 20s, was at Western Springs on Tues­day night around 8.30. A state­ment re­leased by Auck­land City Police said the as­sault was sex­u­al­ly­mo­ti­vated. Police said the woman went for a run and hit trou­ble about an hour later when three men were stand­ing by a path near the zoo. ‘‘She ran past the men but one of the men grabbed her by the cloth­ing and an­other man be­gan push­ing her,’’ the state­ment said. Police said she man­aged to break free and ran away and the of­fend­ers fled. The of­fend­ers were de­scribed as male Cau­casian, around 16-years-old. Police are ask­ing any­one with in­for­ma­tion to con­tact police on 09 302 6557. Anony­mous in­for­ma­tion to Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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