Case 2: Featured Case - Dallington Assaults, Christchurch

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Case 2: Featured Case - Dallington Assaults, Christchurch

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  • Case 2:  Featured Case - Dallington Assaults, Christchurch
  • Case 2:  Featured Case - Dallington Assaults, Christchurch
  • Case 2:  Featured Case - Dallington Assaults, Christchurch
  • Case 2:  Featured Case - Dallington Assaults, Christchurch
  • Case 2:  Featured Case - Dallington Assaults, Christchurch

Ten 7 Aotearoa, Episode

11
14th July 2022

Christchurch Police need your help identifying a male whose predatory behaviour has been escalating in the Dallington Red Zone. Four victims have reported to Police separate incidents of being accosted by a male performing indecent acts through to being indecently assaulted.

Due to the pattern of the attacks and the similar descriptions provided by each of the victims, Police believe these incidents to be linked.

The first reported incident occurred at 6:30am on Monday, 22 November 2021 on Retreat Road where the victim was on her morning run when a male she ran past subjected her to an indecent assault.

There was a second occurrence at 7am on Tuesday, 21 December 2021, again on Retreat Road, where a woman on her morning walk was approached by a man who performed an indecent act in front of her. She pulled out her phone to call police and he ran away into the Red Zone.

On Saturday, 1 January at 7:45am the third incident occurred. Of particular concern is the escalation in behaviour. This time, a woman is walking on Swanns Road Bridge when she notices a male following behind her. Later on Bracken Street, the same male pops out from behind a bush and performs an indecent act in front of her and then grabs her by the hair, pulls her to the ground and punches her in the face. She has managed to break free and the male has run back into the bush.

The fourth reported incident occurred on Wednesday, 23 March at 7:30am on Banks Ave. The victim was running and saw a man at an intersection. She said hello to him and the male has grabbed her in a bear hug, dragged her away and indecently assaulted her. She’s managed to fight back, kicking him in the shins and running away.

All four victims describe him as a young male of European descent, 163-172 cm / 5’4” – 5’7” tall of medium build with brown shoulder length wavy or curly hair parted in the middle, wearing black track pants and a black top.

Police encourage anyone with similar experiences to come forward.

They believe this pattern of behaviour and description could be familiar to someone in this young man’s life. Helping Police to identify him could prevent a further escalation of this behaviour.

If you have any information that could help stop this male before he strikes again, please call now at 0800 107 INFO.