Man arrested over Dunedin stab attack

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in relation to an apparently random stabbing attack in Dunedin.

A 26-year-old woman was at her inner city Duncan Street home with her three-year-old daughter when she was stabbed in the face and neck by a man after answering a knock at her front door on Tuesday.

Police say the woman did not know the attacker and she has undergone surgery at Dunedin Hospital.

Police say a man will appear in the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday and will be charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

They say more serious charges are likely.

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