Police are searching for two men who assaulted a woman in Dunedin early this morning.

The incident occurred on North Rd about 2.30am.

Police said in a statement that a 22-year-old woman was assaulted by two men who were travelling in a red vehicle.

It was described by the victim as a four-door sedan with mag wheels and a large spoiler on the boot.

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At the time of the assault, a member of the public driving a flat-deck ute with a white cab drove past, saw the altercation and tooted their horn.

Police appealed to this driver or anyone else who may have seen the incident to contact them.

Any with information can call Dunedin police on (03) 471 4800. Alternatively, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.