A man has been arrested after allegedly brutally assaulting a person at a Dunedin bus hub, which police say was racially motivated.
The ordeal occurred at about 8:15pm at the bus hub opposite the Dunedin Central Police Station.
A police spokesperson said a man was sitting at the bus hub when a drunk 27-year-old approached him and started verbally abusing him.
The spokesperson said the intoxicated man started making "racial comments" to the man before going on to assault him.
Stuff reports that Senior Sergeant Anthon Bond said the man started "throwing punches and kicking the victim", with the attack briefly stopped by patrolling city safety officers.
But the man continued the attack and tried to flee the scene on foot but was located and arrested by police, according to Stuff.
The 27-year-old is due to appear in the Dunedin District Court on Tuesday charged with injures with intent to injure.