New Hazelton RCMP seek man who assaulted woman

Attempted sexual assault and abduction took place on April 18

THE New Hazelton RCMP detachment is telling people to be aware of their surroundings and to contact them immediately if they see anything suspicious following an attack on a woman April 18.

The attack was an attempted sexual assault and abduction which occurred when the woman was walking alone in the area of Churchill St. and 5th Avenue in New Hazelton at 10:30 p.m. April 18.

The victim stated an unknown assailant placed a hoody over her head, picked her up and tried to carry her into a trailer,” police reported.

The victim fought off her assailant and managed to escape and run away unharmed. The victim is now in the comfort of her family.”

Police continue their investigation and are telling people to not only be aware of what is happening around them but to walk with friends in well-lit areas.

Those with information about this incident are asked to call New Hazelton RCMP at 250-842-5244 or report information through Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).