Dunedin police are calling for witnesses to a serious assault
in which a 39-year-old man was knocked unconscious.
The man was walking along lower Stuart St with his female
partner about 3am on October 5 when he was attacked,
Detective Jo McLaughlan said.
The pair were walking towards the Octagon and the incident
happened on the corner of Bath St.
Det McLaughlan said the man's skull was fractured in the
''Some passers-by stopped and tended to him before he was
taken to hospital by ambulance. He is currently recuperating
The victim's partner chased two men thought to be involved in
the incident down Bath St, but they ran off in separate
directions along George St, Det McLaughlan said.
Police were trying to determine whether the alleged offenders
were known to the victim and whether or not the incident was
captured on CCTV footage.
They particularly wanted to speak to those who assisted the
victim, as well as anyone who saw the incident.
• Det McLaughlan can be contacted at the Dunedin Central
Police Station on (03) 471-4800, and information can be
provided anonymously to police via the Crimestoppers line