Two sought for attack in car park
A 19-year-old man was injured when two men attacked him in a Blenheim car park and demanded money.
Tasman district police spokeswoman Barbara Dunn said the assault happened about 5.30am on Saturday in the Sinclair St car park.
The victim had finished work and was walking to his car when the two men approached him in the car park, assaulted him and asked for money.
He had serious injuries to his face and was badly shaken by the experience, Ms Dunn said.
The two men left when they discovered the victim had no money, heading towards the River Queen boat and down the steps toward the river.
The victim was treated at Wairau Hospital and later discharged, Ms Dunn said.
One of the attackers is described as a Maori or Polynesian about 20 years old and 1.82 metres tall. He had a skinny, athletic build and curly black hair about 5cm long. He was wearing a baseball cap, a grey jacket and jeans.
The second male is described as Maori, about 20 years of age and 1.78m tall. He had a skinny build and short black hair. He was wearing a red-and-white striped polo shirt and beige shorts.
Police are seeking information relevant to the attack. Call Blenheim police station on (03) 578 5279 or give information anonymously at Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- The Marlborough Express