Teenage girls in 'sexually motivated' attacks

Two teenage girls have been attacked this weekend in what police believe are sexually motivated incidents.

A dog being walked by one of the girls, in one of the two unrelated incidents, bit her attacker on the shoulder.

In the first incident, at 9.30pm on Friday, a 14-year-old girl was attacked and pulled into bushes on Walton Street close to Colombo Street.

She suffered bruising but no other serious injuries.

The offender is described as being male European, tall muscular build, shaved head and riding a green push scooter.

In the second incident, a 19-year-old girl was attacked by a man carrying a weapon in Jellie Park, Burnside, at about 1.50 on Sunday morning.

She fought back and her dog bit the offender on his shoulder or neck.

The injuries are likely to be causing the offender discomfort.

He is described as being male European, facial stubble, and wearing dark clothing.

Any information can be forwarded to Detective Greg Dalziel at the Christchurch Central Police Station on 3637899

To provide information anonymously call crimestoppers 0800555111.

Fairfax Media