Police in Christchurch are investigating two sexually motivated attacks this weekend, including one on a 14-year-old girl.
They say the girl was assaulted and pulled into a bushes near Colombo Street on Friday evening.
She escaped serious injuries.
In the other incident, in Burnside early on Sunday morning, a 19-year-old woman was able to fight off her attacker with the help of her dog, who bit the man in the shoulder and neck.
Police say the two incidents are probably not related.