Information received from the public, and responses to the television programme Police Ten 7, has resulted in the arrest of a man charged with an alleged indecent assault in Pine Avenue, Upper Hutt.
A man was arrested yesterday by Wellington District Crime Squad officers after detectives and the victim appealed for public help through Police Ten 7 last week.
The victim has been advised of the arrest.
Police have thanked the makers of the Police Ten 7 programme and the public for their help.
“We know that people were concerned,” said Detective Sergeant Rachael Casbolt, “but viewers and the public were motivated to help us.
“There was a great response from Police Ten 7 as the case was also shared extensively on social media.
“This willingness of people to help is a fantastic example of Police and communities working together.”
No further comment on the case was forthcoming, as the case is now before the court.