Teen charged after Dunedin assault left man critical

A teenager has been granted bail after an alleged assault which left a man in critical condition in a Dunedin harbourside industrial area early on Sunday.

The 17-year-old accused appeared in the Dunedin District Court yesterday on a charge of wounding with reckless disregard.

He was granted bail and will reappear in court on May 3.

A police spokeswoman said the teenager allegedly assaulted another man during an altercation in Buller St about 4.15am.

The other man was taken to Dunedin hospital by ambulance in a critical condition.

A Dunedin Hospital duty manager said the man was now in a stable condition in a surgical ward.

  • A police dog and its handler tracked a man accused of breaching his parole conditions 1.5km before his arrest last Friday night.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin, said the 24-year-old man, tracked from a property in High St, was sought for arrest on a parole recall warrant.

The man tried to "steal off'' on a push bike.

Also that Friday night, an 18-year-old man was arrested for disorderly behaviour after a fight outside the Mornington Tavern.

  • A 65-year-old man was arrested in Dunedin at the weekend after women's clothing was taken from a city flat, police say.

Senior Sergeant Craig Dinnissen, of Dunedin said the man was arrested late on Saturday while returning to a bush where he had allegedly stashed the garments after a burglary in the Cargill St area.

He was tracked by a police dog and its handler before his arrest in Royal Tce.

The man will appear tomorrow in the Dunedin District Court on burglary charges.

Police are investigating links with other similar offending targeting flats in the city.

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