Police seek witness to brutal cemetery rape

Last updated 14:47 27/03/2014

Relevant offers

Crime

Sanson woman sentenced to community work for crash that killed partner Correspondence between Queenstown kidnapping case accused produced in court Lower Hutt men appear in court charged with making fake licences and passports Police push for Sydney-style lockout for Wellington's downtown party zone Woman blames 'earwig' for firearms statement mix-up in murder trial Sophie Elliott's mum addresses psychological abuse in relationships Second victim named in case of Helen Silverwood killing in Wellington Chinese gang sends $300,000 of meth 'on tick' to Oamaru man after Facebook contact Police hunting for black SUV after ram raids in Hamilton No bail for man who locked down Parliament on Budget Day

Police investigating a vicious rape and assault in an Auckland cemetery want to speak to a man who may have seen the incident.


A 34-year-old sex worker was attacked in the Symonds St cemetery early on March 15. A man was captured on CCTV in the area about the same time.


Detective Sergeant Geoff Baber, of the Auckland City CIB, said the man might have valuable information that could assist the investigation.


"No weapons were used in the attack that occurred after 4am on the 15th, but the victim suffered serious injuries to her head, torso and legs as a result and was hospitalised for two days following," Baber said.


"She was earlier approached by the man, a Caucasian of slim build wearing dark clothes, on the corner of Liverpool St and Karangahape Rd."


Investigators also want to hear from a woman who called police about 1.50am on the same date complaining of an "attempted rape by a violent man in a car" in Hereford St or Hopetoun St.


The complainant left details with police to contact her but when they called, the number was not hers.


"We'd like that woman to contact us so that we can determine whether or not her complaint is related to the vicious attack on the 34-year-old woman a few hours later," Baber said.


Anyone with any of the information sought should contact Baber on 021 191 6089.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content