Arrest made over West Auckland assault

A security camera image of the Sunnyvale offender following the woman before he attacked her. Photo / Sunnyvale
A security camera image of the Sunnyvale offender following the woman before he attacked her. Photo / Sunnyvale

A man has handed himself in to police after a woman was attacked near a west Auckland train station on Friday.

A 26-year-old appeared in Waitakere District Court today charged with aggravated assault, 3 News reported.

The victim fought off the attacker and escaped with only a black eye.

Detective Sergeant Peter Litherland said the man tried to get the woman onto the ground, but fled when she punched and kicked him.

- APNZ

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