16 Sep 2011

Smoker attacked outside hospital

10:33 am on 16 September 2011

Police in Auckland are seeking a man who sexually violated a woman while she was smoking outside Middlemore hospital.

They say woman had left the hospital to have a cigarette while visiting a friend, when a man approached her and sexually assaulted her at 6.30pm on Wednesday.

Detective Sergeant Andy Townsend says six teenagers found ther in a distressed state.

Police would like to speak with anyone who saw the assault or who can help identify the offender, who may have facial injuries inflicted by the victim.