Elderly woman knocked down in car park assault

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Police investigating an incident where a woman was knocked to the ground in a Countdown car park are appealing for witnesses.

Oamaru Police are investigating an incident which occurred in the Countdown car park on Eden Street at about 2.45pm on Friday 25 May. 

A woman in her 70’s was knocked to the ground by an unknown male and received facial injuries as a result, says Sergeant Blair Wilkinson.

"Police are working to establish exactly what has occurred and would appreciate hearing from anyone who may have witnessed this incident.

"We would particularly like to speak with the good Samaritan driving a red utility vehicle, who administered first aid at the scene and assisted the victim in getting home. "

Anybody who  can assist with information can contact  Sergeant Blair Wilkinson at the Oamaru Police by emailing:  VWG210@police.govt.nz.