Hawkes Bay Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Napier's Marine Parade in the early hours of this morning.
The 29-year-old female victim was assaulted near the former Marineland complex sometime between 3:30 - 5:00am. Police are asking anyone with information, particularly those in the area at the time, to contact police.
Police would also like to speak to the member of the public who handed a bank card belonging to the victim into Napier police later that morning. This is to identify where it was found.
Police patrols in the area will be increased and we would urge individuals and groups who are out at night to stay together whenever possible.
Any information can be passed on to the Hawkes Bay CIB on 06 8310700 or anonymously through CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.