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

 


Sex attacks at Easter to feature on Police Ten-7

Sexually motivated incidents at Easter to feature on Police Ten-7



Identikit image of Kelburn attacker


Wellington Police are continuing to investigate sexually motivated attacks which occurred over Easter in the Kelburn-Te Aro area.

Wellington Police have been working closely with Wellington City Council and the University on safety improvements in the area including cutting back foliage, installing brighter LED lighting, getting CCTV in place and increasing Police and security patrols in the area.

While there have been no further attacks in the area since Easter, Police have been able to identify two previous incidents that may be related. The first was on 22 March at around 10.15pm when an unknown male grabbed an 18-year-old young woman on the arms on the Boyd-Wilson walkway near Te Aro School, this young woman has struggled free within a few seconds and run to a nearby friend's address.

The second was on 10 April at around 6.30pm when another 18-year-old young woman was walking past the Kelburn Park carpark and was approached by an unknown male who grabbed her arm from behind. On realising the man was unknown to her, she has fought back and run away.

Detective Senior Sergeant John van den Heuvel says "As well as making safety improvements in the area, we have been working with the victims in these incidents to ensure that any similarities or connections are thoroughly investigated. Alongside the investigation, our CBD Neighbourhood Policing Team have also been working with the student's association to reassure them."

"Police have previously released an identikit image from one description and are asking the public to look at it closely and contact Police if they can recall anyone with similar features being in the Kelburn-Te Aro area."

The male is described as a Caucasian male, aged 25 to 30, who is approximately 180cms tall with a medium build and light coloured facial hair.

Tonight, the crime show Police Ten-7 will feature new information to help identify the man. Police Ten-7 can be viewed at 7.30pm on TV2.

If anyone can provide any information about sightings of someone matching this description or the identikit image in the Kelburn-Te Aro area, particularly at these times please contact the Operation Kelburn investigation team on (04) 381 2000. Information can also be provided anonymously to the Crimestoppers organisation on 0800 555 111.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

More Evidence - Scoop Press Conference Recordings:
PM's Post-Cab Presser 8/8/11
"at that point [Tucker] told me he'd release it ..."

Hager Revelations: Inquiry Into NZSIS Release Of Goff Docs

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS), Cheryl Gwyn, announced today that she would be instituting an inquiry concerning allegations that the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) might have released official information to Mr Cameron Slater, regarding briefings provided to the then Leader of the Opposition, for political purposes...

“I am satisfied there is a sufficient public interest justifying the commencement of an own-motion inquiry into the substance of the issues raised with my Office,” said Ms Gwyn. More>>

Goff: Director’s Letter Contradicts Key’s Claims

At yesterday’s media standup, when asked on the topic John Key said ‘I wasn’t told’...
“In a letter dated November 2011 former SIS director Warren Tucker states three times that ‘in accordance with the usual practice of keeping the minister informed’ the Prime Minister had been told. More>>


 

Parliament Today:

Electionresults.co.nz: National and NZ First Rise in Roy Morgan Poll

National has bounced back in the latest Roy Morgan Poll but the big winner has been New Zealand First who rise to their highest level of support since September 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Fish Pun Warning: By Hoki! It’s Labour’s Fisheries Policy

A Labour Government will protect the iconic Kiwi tradition of fishing by improving access to the coast, protecting the rights of recreational fishers and reviewing snapper restrictions, Labour’s Fisheries spokesperson Damien O’Connor says. More>>

ALSO:

It's Official: Governor General Gives Direction To Conduct Election

The Governor General has signed the writ directing the Electoral Commission to conduct the General Election on 20 September 2014. This is the formal authority to run the 2014 election, and enables candidate nominations to open tomorrow Thursday 21 August 2014. More>>

Gordon Campbell: No More Mr Nice Guy

When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward slope, they may well point to Key’s interview yesterday with Guyon Espiner on RNZ’s Morning Report. More>>

ALSO:

Dirty (Politics) Weekend: Collins’ Admission Reason For Key To Act

"Despite claiming that the evidence about her in Nicky Hager's book was ‘false’ Judith Collins has now been forced to admit that she did send information about a Ministerial Services staff member to Cameron Slater for him to use in a baseless smear campaign. More>>

ALSO:

Potential Disasters: Underground Coal Fire On Denniston Plateau

Forest & Bird says one or more coal fires have broken out beneath the Denniston Plateau, and that the Department of Conservation (DOC) must stop Bathurst Resources’ preparatory mining work going on there until the fire or fires are extinguished. More>>

ALSO:

Bikes: Nats Plan $100 Million For Urban Cycleways

Prime Minister John Key has today announced $100 million in new funding will be made available over the next four years to accelerate cycleways in urban centres. More>>

ALSO:

New Tax Bracket, Child Poverty Fund: Greens Launch Billion Dollar Plan To Reduce Child Poverty

The Green Party has launched a billion dollar package to significantly reduce child poverty in New Zealand. The details of the plan were released at the party’s campaign launch in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news