Man charged with prostitute attack

Last updated 17:20 05/05/2014

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Police have made an arrest in connection with an attack on a sex worker in Christchurch.

A 20-year-old man has been charged with assault with intent to commit sexual violation and will appear in Christchurch District Court tomorrow.

Police raided a Phillipstown home and arrested the man today after information was received from the public, Detective Sergeant Grant Collins said.

The sex worker was allegedly assaulted by a man in Cambridge Green, a small park near the intersection of Barbadoes and Salisbury streets, about 2.15am Friday.

Police were grateful for the assistance of the public and media, after photographs of a person of interest were published during the weekend, Collins said.

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