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Sexual Assaults - Christchurch - Canterbury

Police ask public for help to identity offenders for two overnight sexual assaults Christchurch Police are asking for the public’s help with investigations into two overnight sexual assaults in the central city. Detective Sergeant Jeremy GUNN says in the first incident a 21 year old woman got into a red car and was driven to Peacock Street at about 10pm on Friday 9 October where she was sexually assaulted.

“The vehicle was described as a shiny new looking red sedan similar to a Holden Commodore with a spoiler on the boot.

The car has been described as having a dark coloured interior.

” The man is described as Caucasian, aged approximately 30 years, with tattoos on his neck and on his thigh. Detective Sergeant GUNN says in the second incident an 18 year old woman got into a white van at about 10.15pm on Friday 9 October believing it to be occupied only by the driver.

She subsequently realised that there were two other males in the rear of the van.

The victim is still to be spoken to at length and has given no further details about the vehicle or the three occupants at this time.

“What is known is that the victim was driven around the central city and sexually assaulted by the three males in the van.

The victim was able to get out of the van at about 10.30 – 10.45pm on the corner of Armagh Street and Fitzgerald Avenue.” Detective Sergeant GUNN urges anyone who can help identify the persons or the vehicles involved in these two incidents to contact him 03 363 7750 or the Christchuch Police on 03 363 7400. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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