Police release descriptions of attackers

They want to speak to two men over sexual assault on foreign tourist on city beach front on Tuesday night.

They want to speak to two men over sexual assault on foreign tourist on city beach front on Tuesday night.

POLICE have descriptions of the men they want to speak to in relation to the sexual assault on a foreign tourist on the city beach front on Tuesday night.

A woman in her 30s was sexually assaulted by two men in the dunes about 200 metres west of the Midway Surf Club sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm that night.

She was found in a distressed state by passerby on the beach and was taken to the police station. The woman needed treatment for injuries at a doctor's rooms.

“One of the men we are looking for is of skinny build, in his early 20s, brown-skinned, with tattoos on his lower right arm,” said Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford.

“The other man was of similar age and build and had lighter coloured skin.”

Det Sgt Ford said they had received information from the public but they needed more.

“We want to hear from anyone who was in that general vicinity on Tuesday night, both on the beach, and above it.

“Even if they do not not recall seeing anything we would like to hear from them. We are aware there were a number of people in that area at the time the woman was attacked,” he said.

The woman remains in Gisborne and is being supported by Victim Support and her friends.

POLICE have descriptions of the men they want to speak to in relation to the sexual assault on a foreign tourist on the city beach front on Tuesday night.

A woman in her 30s was sexually assaulted by two men in the dunes about 200 metres west of the Midway Surf Club sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm that night.

She was found in a distressed state by passerby on the beach and was taken to the police station. The woman needed treatment for injuries at a doctor's rooms.

“One of the men we are looking for is of skinny build, in his early 20s, brown-skinned, with tattoos on his lower right arm,” said Detective Sergeant Kevin Ford.

“The other man was of similar age and build and had lighter coloured skin.”

Det Sgt Ford said they had received information from the public but they needed more.

“We want to hear from anyone who was in that general vicinity on Tuesday night, both on the beach, and above it.

“Even if they do not not recall seeing anything we would like to hear from them. We are aware there were a number of people in that area at the time the woman was attacked,” he said.

The woman remains in Gisborne and is being supported by Victim Support and her friends.

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