Man arrested after teen grabbed

  • 05/07/2016

A 68-year-old man has been arrested after a Nelson school girl was grabbed while walking to class.

Police say a man grabbed the teen's shoulder and started to speak to her on Norwich St at about 8:20am on Monday.

She was uncomfortable about the incident and reported it to her school.

Police on Tuesday said a man had been arrested and would appear in Nelson District Court charged with assaulting a child next week.

Several schools are in the area including Nayland Primary School, Nayland College and Birchwood School.

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