A Dunedin woman who was allegedly assaulted by her partner
while driving, was helped by Good Samaritans after she
managed to stop her vehicle, police say.
Acting Senior Sergeant Chris George said the woman was
driving her male partner north on Cumberland St, when an
alleged assault occurred at 10.50pm on Saturday night.
The victim stopped the vehicle outside Beaurepaires, and was
assisted by three young men ''who were able to extract her
from the car as the assault was continuing''.
Acting Snr Sgt George praised the three or four young males
who came to the victim's assistance, but police still wanted
to hear from them in regard to the incident.
The victim was in the care of Women's Refuge, and a man is
expected to appear in the Dunedin District Court today.
Early yesterday, a 25-year-old man was knocked unconscious
near the entrance to Dunedin Hospital.
Police and hospital security staff assisted the victim, who
suffered head and scalp lacerations near the Great King St
entrance, shortly after 2am.
Two people were apprehended a short time later, on George St,
Acting Snr Sgt Chris George said.
Police had yet to speak to the victim about the incident. He
was discharged from hospital yesterday.
One of the men was expected to appear in the Dunedin District
Court today charged with injuring with intent.
Extra police staff had been rostered on this weekend due to
the festive season, and while Friday night was quiet, the
''steady stream of assaults on Saturday night was
''It is unfortunate that these assaults have occurred.
''I guess the good news is people have been locked up, but it
would have been better if they didn't happen in the first
place,'' Snr Sgt George saidhamish.