Police probe two Tinder date attacks in Christchurch

A Tinder date that went wrong in Christchurch is the second to be probed by police in less than three months. 

Another woman has alleged she was raped on a Tinder date in July, and wants others to be aware of the dangers when using the application.

Senior Sergeant Craig Scott said a man and woman met over the online dating app when an alleged assault happened at a house in New Brighton about 1am on Friday.

"Police have been called to attend it, and a suspect has been spoken to by us."

Scott did not know if the man would face charges yet.

Another woman, who is in her 20s, said she was raped by a man she met through Tinder in late July. 

It was the third date, so she felt she was safe. The attack took place in Sumner, she said. 

She lodged a complaint with police, who were investigating, she said. 

"It's important for people to be aware and cautious of Tinder. Make sure you really know a person before you go and spend time with them," she said. 

"On Tinder, you have no common connection."

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Police confirmed they had received a complaint over the July incident but could make no further comment. 

 - Stuff

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