Hawke's Bay Police are investigating a sexual assault in Napier at about 3.30am this morning.

A four-door white vehicle containing three people, who are described as an Indian male and two Indian females, has picked up a young female from near the Ahuriri Liquorland carpark, West Quay, Napier at about 3.10am.

After the two females got out of the car, the male driver then drove the female victim to a secluded carpark area near the Hockey grounds at Park Island where he has assaulted the young female.

During this attack the female has struck the offender in his face, and has possibly caused injuries to his face or nose.

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The attacker has then fled the scene in the white vehicle.

The victim is recovering from her minor injuries.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have any information that will assist in this investigation.

"In particular, we are seeking any information regarding a white four-door vehicle containing three Indian occupants seen in the West Quay area and around Prebensen Drive and Park Island in Napier in the early hours of Sunday morning," police said.