Police probing sex case seek man in CCTV footage

Last updated 10:53 03/09/2012
MAN SOUGHT: Police have looked at CCTV video from the area and now want to talk to the man in the footage.
Police
MAN SOUGHT: Police have looked at CCTV video from the area and now want to talk to the man in the footage.

Relevant offers

Crime

Anger over Serco decision to ban Destiny Church programme from South Auckland prison Rise of sex predator female teachers: 'This is no Romeo and Juliet romance' Aggravated robbery at Waikato petrol station Woman stabbed in neck near Manurewa RSA in Auckland Jonathan Milne: Like 'em or loathe 'em, Destiny Church pastors are teaching prison inmates to take responsibility Serco bans Brian Tamaki's son-in-law from South Auckland prison SAS calling for 'integrity' in wake of Afghanistan death revelations Parents and newborn baby intercepted in desperate boat bid to reach NZ, detained in Indonesia My sweetheart the murderer: Kiwi falls in love with American prisoner serving life without parole Pre-employment drug testing shows increase in meth use by professionals

Taupo police investigating a sexual assault in the township want to talk to a male filmed by security cameras near a popular backpackers lodge at the time of the assault.

Detective Sergeant Tony Manunui said police were seeking the man to help in their inquiries after a 22-year-old woman fought off an attacker late last Thursday night at the rear of the Urban Retreat Backpackers on Heu Heu St.

Manunui said the woman was walking down a service lane near Heu Heu Street around 10.45pm when she was grabbed and thrown to the ground by the attacker.

The woman struggled with the attacker before fighting him off and screamed for help.

The attacker ran off towards Titiraupenga Street, Manunui said.

Police have looked at CCTV tapes from the area and now want to talk to the man in the footage, he said.

Police also want to talk to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time of the alleged incident, or anyone who may recognise the man.

Anyone with any information should contact  Taupo police on (07) 378 6060 or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content