Dunedin police are calling for
witnesses to a serious assault which occurred on the corner
of Bath and Lower Stuart streets during the weekend.
The incident occurred at around 3am on Saturday, when a
39-year-old man and his female partner were walking along
Lower Stuart St, towards the Octagon.
The man was approached from behind, assaulted, and knocked
He sustained a fractured skull in the incident.
Passers-by stopped and tended to him before he was taken to
hospital by ambulance.
He is currently recuperating at home.
The victim's partner chased two men thought to be involved in
the incident down Bath Street but they ran off in separate
directions along George St.
Police are still working to determine whether the offenders
were known to the victim and whether CCTV footage of the
incident is available.
Police would like to speak with the people who assisted the
victim or with anyone else who saw the alleged assault occur.
Anyone with any information should call Detective Jo
McLaughlan, of Dunedin, on 471-4800 or provide information
anonymously to the Crimestoppers line 0800 555 111.