A woman was indecently assaulted by a teenager who talked his way into her Nelson home saying he needed to use the toilet.

The incident happened about 3.40pm yesterday in Toi Toi. The offender left the property on foot.

He is described as Maori or Pacific Islander, about 172cm and of slim build. He is clean shaven and has short dark hair with bleach blonde tips.

The man was wearing a long black jacket which went to his thighs.

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Anyone with information that can help identify the offender is asked to call Nelson police on 03 546 3849 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.