Suspicious activity at Lake Rotoroa

FLORENCE KERR
Last updated 05:00 23/08/2014

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Hamilton police are again warning people of suspicious behaviour at Lake Rotoroa.

On Wednesday police received reports of a man watching women behind bushes and breathing heavily. Inspector Dana McDonald said the reports were deeply concerning and urged walkers to be aware of their surroundings.

"That could mean using one earphone when listening to music and sticking together in groups. Awareness is really important."

McDonald said wrist-mounted audible alarms were available.

This is not the first time.

Last month a Hamilton Girls' High School student was stopped by a man driving a van with no licence plates. Although the intentions of the driver were not clear - police were informed.

On May 22 a man allegedly dragged a woman behind a lakeside shed.

In October last year a man grabbed a 47-year-old woman, dragged her into the bushes at the entrance to Lake Rotoroa's domain reserve and sexually assaulted her.

Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area, or who has been similarly approached, on 0800-555-111

florence.kerr@fairfaxmedia.co.nz

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