Dark-skinned man sought after assault

Dunedin police are still looking for the man who sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman near the University of Otago campus early on Sunday.

Detective Sergeant Dave Nelson said the woman was walking from the Octagon towards the university when she saw a dark-skinned man, with a moustache, acting suspiciously in a red vehicle.

She sent a text message to a friend saying she felt unsafe and walked through the campus and on to Montgomery Ave, where she was attacked from behind, between 3am and 3.30am.

Police described the offender as about 176cm tall with a strong Pacific Island accent.

Det Sgt Nelson said he wanted to hear from anyone who had been approached by, or seen, the offender, or had seen the man in the red car, so they could connect or eliminate the vehicle from the inquiry.

Surveillance footage was being investigated, Det SgtNelson said.



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