A young woman was attacked by an intruder in her Wainuiomata home in the early hours of this morning.
Police say the woman was alone at the time of the attack and the incident was sexually motivated.
The unknown male entered her Wainuiomata Road home between 4am and 5.15am. She was approached, woken then sexually assaulted. He then left and is thought to have fled on to Wainuiomata Road.
Police conducted a thorough forensic examination of the property today and hope it will provide information to help identify the assailant.
They have not ruled out the possibility the man is local and familiar with the area and the women's movements.
Detective Sergeant Richard Orr of Hutt Valley CIB wanted to hear from anyone with information on the attack or who may have seen any suspicious people or vehicles in or around the Wainuiomata Road and Reading Street area between 4am and 5.15am.
Anyone with information can phone 04 5272374 or contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.