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Woman leaves bite mark on sexual attacker

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 24/02/2017

A woman may have left a visible bite mark on her attacker's hand during a late-night assault on a Christchurch street, police say.

They say the 21-year-old believes she may have bitten down hard enough to leave noticeable mark on the man's hand during the assault in Waltham on Thursday night.

She was attacked from behind between 10.15pm and 10.30pm while walking down Vienna Street towards Hastings Street.

"It is believed the assault was sexually motivated," police said.

Police are calling for witnesses who may have seen the bite mark and have described the man as slim, tall and with medium-length, shaggy hair.

"Police would also like to hear from anyone who was in the area around the time the attack happened and may have seen something."

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