A young woman has allegedly been sexually assaulted in a car park near the Park Island hockey fields in Napier.
A man driving a four-door white vehicle picked the woman up from near the Ahuriri Liquorland car park shortly after 3am on Sunday, police say.
The driver is described as an Indian man and there were two Indian women in the car at the time.
After the two women got out of the car, the man drove the female victim to a secluded car park near the hockey grounds where he assaulted her.
She hit him in the face and he may have injuries to his nose or face.
The man fled in the white vehicle.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.