Three women sexually attacked in Dunedin

Police cordoned off a house on Dundas St, in Dunedin, after a reported sexual assault on Friday night.
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Police cordoned off a house on Dundas St, in Dunedin, after a reported sexual assault on Friday night.

A man allegedly walked into a Dunedin house and sexually assaulted two women inside – one of two attacks on women in the city on Friday.

Police said two women were in a house on Dundas St when a young man walked in and sexually assaulted them both between 8pm and 8.30pm.

The man, who was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, was described as being in his 20s and had short dark hair and dark skin.

A large group celebrating St Patrick's Day were at a house nearby and the offender may have been in this area around the time of the attack.

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Officers are also investigating a separate assault on Leith Way, about 9.30pm on Friday.

A woman was walking north, towards the University College hall of residence, when she was pushed over and sexually assaulted by a man in his early 20s.

The man was described as European, of medium build, about 180 centimetres tall, and with long dark curly hair that was tied back.

"We are keeping an open mind in respect of whether these two attacks are connected," Detective Senior Sergeant Kallum Croudis said.

Ten staff were involved in the investigations. Scene examinations had been completed and the "large job" of scrutinising CCTV footage was under way.

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"All three victims are extremely traumatised by what's happened and are receiving strong support," he said.

Anyone with any information on either incident is asked to call Dunedin police on 03 471 4800.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 - Stuff

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