Park needs opening up following attack
As the police hunt continues following a sexual assault in Cannons Creek Park, the deputy mayor is calling for the pine trees that overlook the park to be removed or thinned.
The assault occurred on April 29, between 3am and 6am, when a 21-year-old woman entered the park from an alleyway off Worcester St. As she walked into the park she noticed a group of men standing among the trees next to the alleyway.
It is alleged one of the men approached the woman and sexually assaulted her, Detective Sergeant Dave Jones of Porirua CIB says.
The attacker is described as a tall Samoan in his 30s or 40s, of solid build, with an afro haircut and pierced eyebrow.
‘‘We would urgently like to hear from anyone who may have heard or seen anything suspicious [in that area] on the Sunday morning.’’
Detective Jones says the victim lost a number of belongings during the attack, including a pink cellphone.
At the Porirua City Council committee meeting last week, deputy mayor Liz Kelly said ‘‘screams and shouts’’ were commonplace in the wee hours around those particular trees. A report will go to the next meeting.
Wanted man: Police have released this sketch of the alleged attacker of a woman in Cannons Creek Park in the early hours of April 29. Anyone with information can contact Porirua Police on 238 1400.