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Teen fights off attacker in Stoke

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 2/01/2017

A teen girl has been assaulted while walking with her younger sister near the Stoke library near Nelson.

The 14-year-old fought off the attacker, believed to be aged between 40 and 50, by kneeing him and pushing him away, police say.

The girl and her 12-year-old sister were left shaken by the incident near the public toilets at about 10.30pm on Sunday.

Police say the man was about 170cm tall, of medium build with very short brown or blonde hair.

He was wearing a blue t-shirt, black shorts and white sneakers.

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