Please attribute to Detective Sergeant Alexander Bruning.
Police are investigating an attempted kidnapping that occurred at approximately 10.30pm last night and are appealing for information from the public.
A 27-year-old woman who was walking home was approached by three men in a vehicle on Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson.
One of the men, described as Maori in his late 30s, tall and of solid build; asked if she wanted a lift. When she declined he got out of the car and attempted to drag her into the vehicle.
She managed to evade him and run off home where she raised the alarm.
The car is described as an early 2000 model white Subaru Legacy station wagon and it was last seen heading south along Muritai Street.
Police are speaking to the woman this morning and are completing a scene examination.
Police ask anyone who may have been in the area of Muritai Street last night during this time or has information regarding this incident to come forward.
Information can be reported to Nelson Police Station on 03 5463840 or alternatively, anonymous information can be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Issued by Police Media Centre