A second sexually motivated attack near Victoria University has confirmed a police warning that a repeat offender is preying on vulnerable young women in the area.
The attack in Kelburn early this morning was 24 hours after a similar incident in the same area yesterday morning.
The New Zealand Herald reports that police say a young woman had been walking home to her house near the Boyd Wilson Field about 1am today; she had walked home with two friends, but as she walked up an access way towards her house a man spoke to her and then indecently assaulted her before she ran into her home.
After a similar attack on Saturday morning, police said the area (between the Terrace and Boyd Wilson Field) is isolated, dark and surrounded by bushes and trees. A man is using this area to wait for women to walk through alone and then attack them.
Police have warned women not to walk alone in the area at night.