A young man was knocked unconscious and sustained a broken leg after a vicious assault at a dairy in Dunedin.

The 28-year-old was attacked outside a Night 'n Day store in George St, The Octagon at 3.50am on Sunday July 16.

Police are looking for three men who were in the area at the time of the attack. Photo / Police
Police are looking for three men who were in the area at the time of the attack. Photo / Police

A motorist who was driving past at the time stopped his car, got out and intervened and the victim was able to crawl to the side of the road where he was spoken to by police and taken to hospital by ambulance.

Police are keen to speak to the three men in the photos who were in the area at the time.

If you are one of these men, know who they are, or have other information about the incident, please contact Detective Constable Joshua Burt at Dunedin Police on 03 471 4800.

Alternatively, people who wish to remain anonymous can ring CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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