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Possible sightings reported in Sockburn enquiry

Possible sightings reported in Sockburn enquiry

Friday, 27 September 2013 - 3:58pm

Canterbury

Christchurch Police investigating an alleged sexual assault in Sockburn this week say they have received sightings of men similar to the description of the suspect, but are still seeking more information.

Detective Senior Sergeant Darryl Sweeney says the majority of sightings have been in the south-west suburbs.

"The response from the public has been extremely good," he says. "Several possible sightings have been reported to police staff conducting door-to-door enquiries in the area around Sockburn and Upper Riccarton. People have also been calling in with useful information.

"We have a lot of information that we will continue to work through - but we still need to hear from anyone who has seen a man similar to the description we have released, or any other unusual or suspicious activity."

Detective Senior Sergeant Sweeney says police are also interested the movements of any vehicles in the area that may have seemed suspicious or out of place.

The investigation, named Operation Middlepark, is continuing today with police staff again focusing on door-to-door area enquiries in the south-west suburbs.

Investigators are also visiting commercial premises and making enquiries with bus operators and taxi companies.

CCTV footage is being collected from commercial premises, and police are asking business owners in the south-west to contact police if they have CCTV footage available.

Enquiries will continue through the weekend.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Christchurch police on (03) 3637400. Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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