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Schoolgirl attacked in central Chch park

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/10/2016 Cleo Mary Fraser

A teenage girl wearing her school uniform has been attacked in Hagley Park in central Christchurch.

Police were alerted after the 16-year-old told staff at nearby Christchurch Hospital she was sexually assaulted in a northern area of the park between 3.30pm and 8.25pm on Wednesday.

The girl, who was wearing a white short-sleeved shirt and skirt, arrived at the hospital about 9pm.

Her attacker has been described as a tall Maori/European man of medium build with tattoos on both arms. He was wearing black pants and a black hoodie.

Police want to speak to anyone who spotted or spoke to the girl or the man in the area on Wednesday.

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