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Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault in Flaxmere, Hastings, where a woman was apparently forced into a car.

The incident happened at about 8.30pm on March 9, outside Flaxmere Park on Wilson Rd.

As the 18-year-old woman was leaving the park, she was forced into a silver Subaru by a man she described as being Samoan or Pacific Islander, police say.

Detective Sarah Williams said police wanted information from anyone who saw the car near the park.

A man is assisting police with their investigation.

In a separate Hastings incident, a woman managed to escape a group of men who tried to force her into a people mover on Thursday.