A "foreign" man helped a woman who was being assaulted in Blenheim in the early hours of this morning.

Police are investigating what they described as a "serious assault" on a 48-year-old local woman in Scott Street near Francis Street.

"A foreign male is believed to have come to the aid of the female victim, scaring off her attacker and assisting her to her home address," a police statement said.

Police were seeking the foreign man as part of their investigation.


Anyone with information can call Blenheim police or phone crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.