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