21 Sep 2018

Two early morning attempted abductions in Christchurch

12:44 pm on 21 September 2018

A man is in custody following two attempted abductions in Christchurch this morning.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Witnesses told the police a man confronted a woman at her car in the main carpark of the Jellie Park Recreation and Sports Centre on Ilam Road, about 5.30am.

He fled on a bicycle.

Police said at about 5.50am the same man tried to abduct a woman jogger at the entrance to Ray Blank Park on Maidstone Road in Ilam.

The woman fought off the man and a passing driver stopped to help her.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Worner is asking for anyone who witnessed either attack to contact the police.