Man arrested for assault of 87-year-old woman

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Police at the scene of a sexual attack on an elderly lady in Ikanui Road, Hastings. A man has been arrested and will appear in court today.
Police at the scene of a sexual attack on an elderly lady in Ikanui Road, Hastings. A man has been arrested and will appear in court today.

UPDATED: A man arrested for the sexual assault on an 87-year-old woman in her Hastings home last week has been interim granted name suppression.
The 27-year-old Hastings man appeared in the Hastings District Court today charged with burglary, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawful sexual connection.
The woman was attacked in her Ikanui Rd home in Frimley, Hastings, last Thursday. The man was arrested in Hastings this morning.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dave de Lange said the arrest came about due to a team effort between police and the community.
"This was a particularly nasty crime and the arrest has been very rewarding for the staff involved. I acknowledge the long hours put in by our staff who have been working constantly since the attack occurred.
"The arrest was due to a thorough investigation by police and information from the community and other agencies. It's pleasing to bring some reassurance to the victim, her family and the community," Mr de Lange said.
A media application to take photographs of the accused was also declined. No bail application was made and he was remanded to reappear in court on Tuesday.

- HAWKES BAY TODAY

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