Monday, 21 March 2016 - 2:17pm |
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Serious assault on woman in Hamilton home.

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Hamilton Police would like anyone with any information in relation to a serious assault in Whitiora which occurred overnight, to contact police.
At around 11:30pm on Sunday 20th of March 2016, a 23yr-old-female was attacked in her home in Edgecumbe Street, Whitiora, Hamilton.
The woman described hearing a noise coming from the third floor of her home and went to investigate.
She was confronted by a male wearing a black balaclava, and black hooded sweatshirt with a white face Skull-head pattern on the back of it.

This man was brandishing a metal pole or bar object described as being approximately 120cm in length.  The bar had a hook on the end of it.
He then assaulted the woman with the bar around the head.   She has screamed and run down the stairs and the man has chased her outside where he’s assaulted her again.
A neighbour came to assist the woman and the man has run off from the scene.
The victim is currently in Waikato Hospital undergoing surgery. 
Anyone with information is asked to contact Hamilton police on 07 858 6200. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation ‘Crimestoppers’ on 0800 555 111.  ENDS
Statement issued by: Jillian Reid – Public Affairs, Police National Headquarters