Police have today released a computer sketch giving a likeness of the offender who attacked a 62 year old woman at the Victory Community Gardens in Nelson on New Year’s Day.
He is described as about 5ft 6in tall, with a short “number 3” haircut and either Maori or Polynesian. He has distinctive tattoos, one of which fully covers his arm from shoulder to wrist. The other arm is tattooed from the shoulder to the elbow. The tattoos are described as “tribal” style.
Police are continuing the area canvass and maintaining high profile patrols in the area.
Tomorrow Police will also have a stand at the Saturday market in Montgomery Square in Nelson where people can come and offer information.
A Freephone number has also been set up for people to call with information. That number is 0508 2674662 or 0508 CORINNA.
Detective Sergeant Ian Langridge said a number of people had already come forward with information and suspect nominations and all of that information was being investigated further. He encouraged anyone with information that may be relevant to the investigation to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Langridge also encouraged the offender to hand himself in and seek help.
If you have any information please call Nelson Police, Ph 546 3840, Operation Corinna Freephone 0508 2674662 or 0508 CORINNA. Anonymous information can be given by calling Crimestoppers, Ph 0800 555 111.