9 Mar 2016

Man charged with assault against two school girls.

3:06 pm on 9 March 2016

A 52-year-old man has been charged after a schoolgirl was grabbed by a stranger in Lower Hutt.

School children

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Police say two girls were approached on their way to school on Trafalgar Street on Monday.

The girls got away and told school staff about what had happened.

A man has been charged with assault and will appear in the Hutt Valley District Court next Tuesday.

He has been bailed to a private home until his next appearance.

Police are confident there is no ongoing risk to children in the area.