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

 

Keep safe in the city this weekend

Keep safe in the city this weekend

Wellington Police are encouraging people to take sensible steps to keep themselves safe when walking to and from town over the weekend after two separate and unrelated late night attacks.

In the early hours of Saturday 16 February a woman in her 20s was attacked as she walked home in Taranaki Street.

The incident occurred near Wellington High School at about 4am and it is likely the male had been following her prior to the incident.

The male is described as a Caucasian male with a medium build in his 20's. He was wearing a dark or maroon coloured t-shirt and jeans.

On Wednesday 20 February at around 11pm, another woman in her 20s was walking home alone from a concert at the Michael Fowler Centre.

Detective Sergeant Glenn Williams says "The young woman walked barefoot holding her shoes along Wakefield Street, Victoria Street, Bond Street and onto Willis Street then Boulcott Street.

"As she walked along the Boulcott Street overpass over the motorway towards Everton Terrace, she was grabbed around her waist from behind by an unknown male.

The victim managed to lean forward and break free of the male's grasp and run back down Boulcott Street the way she had come.

The male offender has run off the other way, westward along Boulcott Street towards Everton Terrace where he was seen by members of the public".

He is described as Caucasian male in his late 20's who was wearing a dark long sleeved top and jeans. He has a short haircut, is of a medium build and around 183cms tall.

Wellington Police are would like to hear from any person who saw either of these attacks or the people described on (04) 381 2000 or to provide information anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation, which seems to work rather like a secular version of the Rapture.

Except that at IRD, not even your shoes will be left behind. More>>

 

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Being Humane About Welfare, Child Support, And Tax

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to make the system you’re trying to defend worse, not better. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election