Man arrested over Lower Hutt assaults

The 29-year-old is due to appear in court charged with burglary, indecent assault and common assault. Photo / File
The 29-year-old is due to appear in court charged with burglary, indecent assault and common assault. Photo / File

A 29-year-old has been arrested in connection with several assaults in Lower Hutt overnight, including one in which a woman woke to find a stranger stroking her arm.

The man left once confronted.

In two further incidents believed to be linked to the same person, a victim was punched in the face after answering the door to the intruder, and a woman was confronted in her home.

The 29-year-old is due to appear in the Lower Hutt District Court today charged with burglary, indecent assault and common assault. Further charges are likely, said police.

- APNZ

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