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Source: New Zealand Police

Hawkes Bay Police are investigating the serious assault of a 22-year-old woman which occurred overnight.

Police were advised after the woman was taken to Hawkes Bay Hospital in the early hours of this morning.

A scene examination is underway at an address in Hastings where the assault was believed to have occurred.

A number of people are assisting Police with their enquiries.

No further information is available at this time.

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Issued by Police Media Centre

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