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January 1, 2003

Woman indecently assaulted

From: NZ City, New Zealand - 01 Jan 2003

Wanganui police investigate abduction & indecent assault on woman in early hours of New Year Day

An investigation is under way by Wanganui police into an alleged abduction and indecent assault in the city.

They say a 23-year-old woman was approached by a man around 4.30 this morning in Majestic Square, but when she walked away he grabbed her and forced her into public toilets in nearby St Hill Street, where she was indecently assaulted.

She managed to get away from the man after a struggle and went to the police.

The man is described as Maori, in his early twenties, about five feet nine tall, with short dark hair.

It is understood he may have been deaf, as he used sign language to communicate.

© 2003 NZCity, IRN