Police are investigating after a 63-year-old woman was seriously assaulted in Naenae, Lower Hutt last night.
The woman was treated for injuries after the assault at around 10pm. She is now resting with family.
Police are looking for a Maori man of about 35 to 40 years old, of solid to fat build with a beard, who may have been seen walking in the central Naenae area yesterday evening.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on (04) 5602 600 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.