Police appealing for help after assault in Takapau
Police are appealing to the Takapau community for any information relating to an incident at an address on Charles Street.
On Saturday November 24 a woman left the Charles St address for about 10 minutes, returning at about 10.30am to find a man inside. The man attempted to flee the address and a short scuffle ensued, resulting in the woman being assaulted.
During the attack she managed to strike the man in his face which is likely to have caused bruising or swelling.
The man is described as Ma¯ ori or Pacific Islander, of solid build with short shaven hair. He was wearing running clothes.
The woman is being supported by her friends and family and Victim Support.
The incident is in the hands of Hastings CIB, Police are making extra patrols in the area.
■ Police urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact Hastings Police on (06) 873 0500, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.