Police seek 'distinctive-looking' Honda after woman seriously assaulted in Bay of Plenty

  • 21/01/2023
Police are seeking this vehicle.
Police are seeking this vehicle. Photo credit: NZ Police / Supplied

Bay of Plenty Police are asking for the public's help to find a vehicle of interest after a woman was seriously assaulted in Te Puke.

The woman was found injured on Te Matai Road shortly after midnight on Friday.

Detective Inspector Craig Rawlinson said a silver Honda Stream, registration HNP55, was seen in the area around the time of the assault and is of interest to investigators.

"We're asking for the public's help to locate this distinctive-looking vehicle. We believe it could help us as we piece together the events on the night," he said in a statement on Saturday.

"The vehicle is distinctive; it has a black bonnet, mag wheels, rear spoiler, and large dent on the left-rear door. It has possibly been parked up in the Te Puke or Western Bay of Plenty area."

Police also want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to call Police on 105 or fill out a report online at www.police.govt.nz/use-105, using 'Update My Report'. Please reference 230120/4732.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.