Police are seeking witnesses after a teenager was attacked in The Square early yesterday morning.
The 19-year-old woman was attacked in the public toilets behind the iSite in The Square in Palmerston North about 3am.
Detective Sergeant Simon Harrison said the woman had gone into the toilets alone, but it was unclear whether the man had followed her in, or was waiting inside.
She managed to fight him off, run out of the toilets, and find a friend. Police were called at 3.20am.
She was checked by a doctor, but did not suffer any injuries, he said.
The man is described as 24 years old, Maori, 175cm tall with an athletic build, short spiky dark hair and a partly-completed tattoo on his left arm.
Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a man fitting the offender's description around the iSite area between 2.25am and 3.15am.
Anyone with information can contact the Palmerston North police on 351 3600, or the anonymous Crimestoppers on 08000 555 111.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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