7 Dec 2015

Inquiries on attacks on three Dunedin women make progress

12:19 pm on 7 December 2015

Police investigating three separate attacks on women in Dunedin in the past week - one of them fatal - are following positive lines of inquiry in each case, they say.

A homicide investigation was launched on Wednesday when the body of a woman was found in the yard of a cleaning company in south Dunedin.

On Saturday, a man attacked a female cyclist in the south of the city, then ran off after two men heard her screams and came to her aid, and last Monday a 23-year-old jogger was tied up and sexually assaulted in the Ross Creek Reserve.

Police do not believe the three attacks are linked.

They say they have received a lot of information following a public appeal in the jogger's case, and are making enquiries as a result.