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Assault at Haruru Falls

Northland District Headquarters
88 Cameron Street, Whangarei
Friday August 8, 2014


Police are seeking the public's help after a woman was indecently assaulted on the Haruru Falls track this afternoon.

Between 12.30pm and 1.00pm a 60-year-old woman was accosted by a young man who allegedly carried out an indecent act in front of the woman. The woman was then the victim of a minor indecent assault by the man.

The man is described as a young Maori with smooth skin. He was wearing a black beanie, sky blue track pants, a teal coloured t-shirt, grey baggy hoodie jacket. He had a black backpack with burgundy down the sides.

After the assault the man ran off towards the Haruru Falls carpark.
The woman was shaken by her ordeal, but unhurt.

Police are concerned about this man's behaviour and would like to hear from anyone who knows of any similar acts in the area or knows this person.

Anyone with information can contact Sergeant Kevin Milne at the Kawakawa Police on 09 404 3150 or if they wish to remain anonymous they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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