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

 

Investigation into incidents in Hawke’s Bay

"Investigation into incidents in Hawke’s Bay"

Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Jason Crowe, Hawke’s Bay CIB

Police are urging people to report any incidents of suspicious behaviour after a number of incidents within the Hawke’s Bay area where females have been indecently assaulted.

These incidents have occurred in public places in the vicinity of Napier Hill, Taradale and Havelock North.

A team of detectives is focussed on investigating each incident to establish if there is any connection between them.

The victims are receiving ongoing support from Police and assistance from Victim Support.

None of the females required medical attention.

As part of the ongoing investigation, information is being gathered to compile a detailed description of the male or males involved.

Once these enquiries have been completed the investigation team will release further detail of this description.

At this stage the investigation team can say that each of the assaults have been committed by a lone male who fled on foot.

Police are concerned anytime this type of offending occurs and are treating these incidents seriously.

If anyone encounters such a scenario, they are advised to make noise and call for help and immediately call Police on 111.

Any suspicious behaviour witnessed by members of the public within the Napier Hill, Taradale or Havelock North areas should be reported to Police.

If there is no immediate risk to your safety, information that could aid enquiries can be given to Hawke’s Bay CIB on 06 211 3872.

Your information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

If you feel safe enough to take a video of a suspicious event on your smartphone, it would be of benefit to the investigation team.

Our general advice to people to stay safe when out and about is to be aware of your surroundings and of who is around you.

When walking alone at night, follow this advice:

Where possible, always keep to well-lit areas.
Keep bags containing valuables, wallets, purses etc close to your body.
Keep your cell phone where you can reach it.
Walk close to the gutter, not beside shop doorways.
Walk facing the traffic.
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Yesterday’s Big Parliamentary Air Kiss To China

In order to obtain support from the two major parties, Act Party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden twice had to soften the language of her parliamentary motion yesterday condemning China’s persecution of the Uighurs. The key word “genocide” was deleted. Evidently, the kind of resolution passed by a conservative government in the UK proved to be far too tough for a centre-left Labour government and a centre-right National opposition to countenance. Yesterday, the two major parties were united in their fear of retribution from China... More>>

 

Government: Fair Pay Agreements To Improve Pay And Conditions For Essential Workers

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to implement Fair Pay Agreements which will improve wages and conditions, as well as help support our economic recovery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Public Services: Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector

The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion

Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ... More>>

ALSO:


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>

ALSO:

PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels