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Alleged schoolgirl attack 'isolated': cops

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/10/2016 Cleo Mary Fraser

Police say an alleged attack on a schoolgirl at Christchurch's Hagley Park is an "isolated incident" and there is no risk to the public.

Authorities were alerted after the 16-year-old told staff at nearby Christchurch Hospital on Wednesday night she was sexually assaulted in a northern area of the park earlier that day.

A statement released on Thursday morning said officers wanted to speak to anyone who saw either the girl or a tattooed man in the area.

Police later updated the statement saying they had identified "all relevant parties involved" and were no longer looking for anyone in relation to the matter.

"Police believe this is an isolated incident and there is no (on) going risk to the public," the statement read.

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