Three attacks on Masterton teens in four months

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

Police are investigating an assault on a 14-year-old girl in Masterton yesterday morning, the third attack on a teenage girl in the area in four months.

In the latest attack, the girl was walking along a path which runs beside the river between a swing bridge and Colombo Road in Queen Elizabeth Park about 8.30am when she was set upon.

A person walking a small black dog may have scared off the offender, police said.

In October a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in Colombo Rd.

The girl told police she was walking alone near Colombo Rd bridge about 9.30pm and was confronted by a man who pushed her to the ground and assaulted her.

In August, another 14-year-old girl was forced down a bank near the swing bridge at the park on a Saturday afternoon.

A youth aged 16 was referred to Youth Aid over that attack.


Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production bpcf03 at 25 May 2017 15:00:26 Processing Time: 337ms