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Information sought following Christchurch assault

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated assault in Christchurch this evening.

A 62-year-old man was walking along Rattray Street in Riccarton about 6pm when another man got out of a vehicle and demanded money.

The offender has then repeatedly hit the man with a pole-like weapon.

The victim was taken to hospital with moderate injuries.

He described the offender as Caucasian, in his mid-20s, about 6 foot 2, with short blonde hair.

He was wearing black jeans, a black t-shirt with writing on the front and a green/khaki cap.

The vehicle is thought to be a dark green or black rough-looking late-model sedan.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Detective Constable Emmie Perham at Christchurch Police on (03) 363 7400.

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