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Court appearance after attack

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 29/04/2016
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A 40-year-old man is due to appear in court on a raft of charges for an alleged vicious attack on a woman jogger in Whangarei he abducted then dumped on a street.

The woman, aged in her early twenties, was jogging around the Hatea Loop at about 6.30am on Friday when she was dragged into a car and taken to an address and viciously assaulted, police say.

She was dumped on a street in central Whangarei just before 7.30am where a member of the public found her and called emergency services.

She was taken to hospital where she is in a serious but stable condition.

The local man was arrested later in the day.

He will appear in the Whangarei District Court on Saturday charged with abduction, sexual violation and wounding with intent to injure.

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