Police cars line the road outside a Duncan St, Dunedin,
house where a female occupant was attacked yesterday
morning by a man not known to her. Photo by Stephen
Dunedin police have arrested a 21-year-old man in
connection with the stabbing of a young mother in yesterday's
violent home invasion in the city.
The Dunedin man will appear in court this afternoon charged
with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Further serious charges are likely and nobody else is being
sought in connection with the incident, police said in a
Police have yet to speak to the 26-year-old victim, who had
surgery for stab wounds to her face and neck, and was
"extremely lucky to survive" the attack in her Duncan St
She remains in Dunedin Hospital.
Police are continuing to examine the scene at the woman's
home and expect that to take a further two days.
Polcie said yesterday the woman answered her front door about
8.30am and had a brief chat with a male stranger, who then
stabbed her after getting inside the flat she shares with her
Police said she managed to fend off her assailant and was
driven to hospital by a passing motorist along with her
daughter, who was unhurt.