The "extremely remorseful" Frenchwoman filmed defecating in a Dunedin street has been given a verbal warning by police.

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Senior Sergeant Darryl Lennane, of Dunedin, said police spoke to a "visitor" in relation to a report of a woman defecating in a gutter in Vogel St about 8.30am on Sunday.

"She conveyed to police that she was extremely remorseful for her actions."