Girl grabbed by man in Napier

An 11-year-old girl was assaulted in Napier today. Photo / Thinkstock
An 11-year-old girl was assaulted in Napier today. Photo / Thinkstock

An 11-year-old girl was injured when she was grabbed by a man in Napier this afternoon.

The girl was grabbed by a man, described as Maori or Polynesian in his early thirties, as she walked home from school on Faraday Street, Hawke's Bay Today reported.

The girl managed to escape from his grip but sustained minor injuries and was taken to a medical centre for treatment.

It was not known whether a weapon was involved.

- NZPA