Police speak about Rutherford sexual assault

CENTRAL Hunter police will address the media this afternoon about a vehicle believed to be involved in a sexual assault in Rutherford last week.

Police said a 34-year-old woman was driving along Kyle Street about 5pm on May 22 when she noticed a vehicle on the side of the road with its bonnet raised.

The woman told police that when she stopped to offer assistance, she was punched in the head by the man and lost consciousness.

When she came to, the woman realised she had been sexually assaulted and that her vehicle had been moved to a sales yard on Kyle Street.

Police believe the car involved in the incident was a red-coloured 2007 VE Holden Commodore SS.

Central Hunter Crime Manager Acting Inspector Andrew McDonald will address the media in Kyle Street, Rutherford at 3.30pm.

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