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Woman attacked by hammer-wielding man

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/07/2016

A woman has been attacked by a man with a large metal hammer while she was sitting in her car on a Hamilton St.

The 27-year-old victim had pulled over on Tramway Rd to attend to her stereo, at about 12.30pm on Wednesday.

The unknown man approached the car and assaulted her with the hammer, before she managed to get out and run towards the intersection of Tramway Rd and Powells Rd.

The man fled the scene down an alleyway once another person came to the woman's aid.

Police are seeking witnesses to the assault and described the attacker as Maori, in his early twenties, and wearing a hooded camouflage sweat shirt and black skinny jeans.

The woman suffered minor injuries.

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