A 25-year-old man is in custody - and police are seeking
information about three others - after the death of a man who
was attacked in an Octagon bar early this morning.
The 35-year-old local man was assaulted in the toilet area of
When emergency services arrived about 1.45am they found the
victim unconscious in the toilet area and efforts to revive
him were unsuccessful.
About 60 people were in the bar at the time and police are
speaking with witnesses.
As part of these inquiries a 25-year-old man is in custody
and assisting police.
Police are not seeking a weapon in relation to the incident
and don't believe there were previous interactions between
the 35-year-old man who died and other patrons at the bar.
Dunedin police are now seeking information about a group of
three men aged from their 20s to 40s, involved in an
altercation outside the Isis Bar in Princes St after the
Craft Bar assault.
A window was broken in the Isis Bar altercation and police
believe the group may be linked to the Craft Bar incident.
The three included a man aged in his thirties or forties
wearing a Mohawk hairstyle and another man around similar age
with a shaved head. They were dressed in dark casual clothing
and wearing jeans.
Police said people at the Craft Bar may remember seeing a man
aged in his mid-20s at around 1.40am without his shirt on.
The man left the bar with two associates and headed through
the Octagon area to the vicinity of the Isis bar. Police
would not be releasing the name of the man until his next of
kin had been notified.
A cordon has been placed around much of the lower Octagon and
a police officer and security guard are at the entrance to
Anyone with information that help police can contact Dunedin
Police on 471-4800. Information can also be provided
anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555