Police are investigating an alleged attack by three men on a 16-year-old girl near a south Auckland park.
Two men attempted to grab the girl as she was walking along Coxhead Rd between Kohiwi Rd and O'Connell St in Manurewa between 5:45pm and 6:30pm on Monday night, police say.
The girl said she noticed the three men sitting in a car before the attack.
She managed to get away from them but was left covered with scratch marks.
"This would have been a very frightening situation for the victim and police are currently in the process of making enquiries into this incident," a police spokesperson said.
Police have been canvassing the area for CCTV footage and are speaking with neighbours.
Members of the public with information or who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously are urged to contact the Counties Manukau Crime Squad on 09 261 1321.