Horror Hamilton home invasion

Police are on the hunt for a man responsible for a brutal home invasion in Hamilton.

A woman was sexually assaulted and her daughter physically attacked in their Croall Cres home on Saturday between 7am and 7:45am.

The offender fled the scene by cutting across neighbouring properties and Hamilton Junior High School.

He's described as a Māori man in his mid-20s, and was wearing a red T-shirt and black pants.

Anyone with information should contact Hamilton police or speak anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.