Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Indecent assault on young girl in Coromandel

Waikato Police seek public's help in locating offender for indecent assault on young girl in Coromandel

Waikato Police investigating an indecent assault of a young girl in the Coromandel overnight are appealing for the public's help in finding the person responsible.

District Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Chris Page, said officers were called to the Coromandel town of Cooks Beach at about 7.30 pm last night after a man exposed himself and indecently assaulted a five-year-old girl.

"The girl had been walking with family along the Riverview Rd Reserve at the northern end of Cooks Beach when she and her seven-year-old cousin were confronted by a naked man.

"The two children were a short distance in front of other family members as the group walked back from the beach. It was then the girls were confronted by this naked man who indecently assaulted the five-year-old girl before members of the public and family intervened."

Mr Page said the man ran off and was pursued by a member of the public but was not located.

"Understandably the family and children are shaken up over the incident but the children are safe with their parents and the family are being provided Victim Support services.

"Our staff are working with the parents to obtain more details about the incident from the children using specialist child interviewers."

Initial reports indicate that the fleeing man got away in a silver hatchback car with slightly tinted windows at the back and this vehicle appeared to be about 10 years old.

The offender was described as:
A clean shaven Caucasian male who has dark hair and was carrying a red and yellow towel.

"Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time who saw this person or observed a vehicle fitting the description.

"The public can make contact with the Whitianga Police Station on 07 858 6200, or through your nearest Police Station.

"Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Housing Issues: Homelessness On The Horizon For Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers who have held down jobs and contributed to the well-being of New Zealand through their taxes may yet become homeless in late middle age or early retirement without urgent Government action, says The Salvation Army. More>>


Treasury Has Doubts On Christchurch Rebuild And... Auditor-General Follows Up On EQC

Despite the improvements made, EQC could still learn better from complaints and improve its customer focus and interactions... Although the programme is nearing completion, EQC needs to provide the best service possible for the home owners whose homes are still to be repaired. More>>


Man Who Banned 'Into The River' Out The Door: Appointments To The Film And Literature Board Of Review

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced seven appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review... “The new members of the Board... will provide a strong mix of skills and experience to help the Board carry out its functions, while representing a cross-section of society.” More>>


Climate Marches: New Zealanders March For Solutions Not Pollution

Ahead of the UN Climate Summit in Paris more than 15,000 New Zealanders have taken part in the Peoples Climate march in Auckland, kicking off the largest climate mobilisation the world has ever seen... More>>


Labour: Little Announces New Shadow Cabinet

“Labour had an impressive intake of fresh faces after last year’s election and newest MPs have now had a year to show what they’re made of. This reshuffle rewards hard work and continues my drive to renew our Caucus line up." More>>


Because Reasons: Someone Reckons David Seymour Is Politician Of The Year

Trans Tasman's 11th annual Roll Call has thrown a curve ball this year, ignoring the likes of John Key, Bill English, and Winston Peters to pick its politician of the year from the ranks of the new generation. More>>


Whaling: NZ Deeply Disappointed By Japan's Decision

“New Zealand is strongly opposed to whaling in the Southern Ocean. We call on Japan to take heed of the 2014 International Court of Justice decision and international scientific advice concerning their whaling activities.” More>>


Relevant Consents Gained: Government Unveils RMA Reform Package

The government has formally hauled down the flag on its attempts to alter the balance of environmental and economic priorities in the Resource Management Act, unveiling a 180-page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill containing reforms that have been largely endorsed by most political parties. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news