An elderly woman has been assaulted in her Porirua home after a group of disorderly and abusive people arrived at the address.

Police were called to a "family harm and custody related incident" on Warspite Ave after 7pm yesterday.

A woman left the elderly woman's house before a raucous group of people arrived outside.

In the midst of the disorder, an unknown female entered the home and had an argument with the elderly lady before assaulting her.

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A police spokesperson said a man was later removed from the address as a precaution due to the original family harm-related incident.

The elderly woman did not require any medical attention at the time and did not speak to police at the scene.

An extensive number of inquiries were carried out at the scene and nearby addresses last night and today.

No charges have been laid so far.