West Coast man wanted over sex assault
West Coast police are searching for a man in relation to a sexual assault on a 27-year-old woman.
The alleged attack happened in Westport about 3.30pm yesterday.
Detective Sergeant Gavin Nichols, of Greymouth police, said the circumstances surrounding the incident were concerning.
"We are thankful that [the victim's] injuries are not more serious," he said.
The 27-year-old received medical treatment and help from Victim Support and was recovering well.
Police want to speak to 33-year-old Tandy Robertson in relation to the incident.
Nichols said Robertson was wanted on an unrelated warrant for failing to appear in the Invercargill District Court.
Anyone who had seen him or had information on his whereabouts needed to contact police, he said.
"We are keen to receive information from anyone, particularly from Westport, who may have heard or seen anything that may assist this inquiry."
Robertson is Caucasian, 173cm tall and of medium build.
Anonymous information can be given by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
- The Press
Which is the best bar in Christchurch?Related story: Raise a glass to Volstead
• Newsroom 03-943 2827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• Classified Ads: 03-3778778 or email email@example.com
• Display and Online Ads: 03-3648285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• General inquiries: 03 379 0940
• Subscribe to The Press
• Deliveries, subscriptions, holiday stop/starts: 03 364 8464, or email: email@example.com
• No paper or holiday stop/starts: action online
• Buy a photo
• Newspaper subscribers - register for the digital edition
• Make press.co.nz your homepage
Read Press extras for Avenues, fashion, home design and weddings
Births, weddings, engagements
Death notices and in memoriam