A man charged over a home invasion and stabbing in Duncan St
on Monday is now facing a charge of attempted murder.
The 21-year-old man appeared in the Dunedin District Court
today on the original charge of intentionally causing
grievous bodily harm to the woman occupant of the flat.
But he is also now charged with attempting to murder the
woman, assaulting her with intent to commit sexual violation
and using a pair of scissors in the course of unlawfully
entering the Duncan St flat.
At the request of Public defender Campbell Savage, Judge
Dominic Flatley remanded the man in custody, with continued
name suppression, for a mental health report.
He is scheduled to appear again on December 7.
The victim's name also remains suppressed.