Woman grabbed in gardens

GRAB AND RUN: If you recognise this person, please call Counties Manukau Police Crime Squad on 09 261 1321 as soon as possible.
GRAB AND RUN: If you recognise this person, please call Counties Manukau Police Crime Squad on 09 261 1321 as soon as possible.

Counties Manukau police are investigating an attempted assault at the Auckland Botanic Gardens this morning.

A 44-year-old woman was grabbed by an unknown man as she jogged through the park at about 8.30am.

The man grabbed her from behind and attempted to pull her off the path but she managed to escape.

The offender is described as a young man with dark skin, about 180cm tall and of skinny build.

He was wearing a turqouise-coloured hoodie, long black pants and socks but no shoes.

Call the crime squad on 261 1321 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with information.