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Woman alleges sexual assault near War Memorial in Buckle Street

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Wellington Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred around 1.30am on Sunday in Buckle Street.

While an 18-year-old woman was walking near the National War Memorial on Buckle Street, an unknown man sexually assaulted her. A full scene examination has been completed and several items have been seized.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson says “This assault has been very distressing for the victim and we are offering her support. Police want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time or seen anyone acting suspicious in the area.”

“Police are reviewing CCTV footage from the area and have increased foot patrols. At this stage, we believe it is an isolated incident.”

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