Williams Lake RCMP Seek Clues in Violent Assault
Williams Lake, B.C. – A serious assault in Williams Lake late Wednesday night has RCMP in that community calling on the public to assist in the investigation.
Police were called around 11:30 Wednesday night near the 3 way intersection of Bradway Avenue near the Husky Gas station. When the arrived on scene they found a passing motorist had stopped to help a 70 year old man who was lying on the road, blood pouring from his face.
A witness advised they heard a vehicle stop, heard a man yelling, then the vehicle sped off north bound on Hwy 97. As the vehicle departed, the witness saw the elderly gentleman lying on the road.
The only description of the suspect and suspect vehicle provided to police was that it was a small sized hatchback (make or model unknown) and the suspect was a Caucasian man who “looked like a skateboarder type”
The only information the victim was able to tell police at the time was that he remembers being yelled at then he was knocked down and kicked in the face.
“This report is extremely alarming to us, and we are committed to putting all necessary resources into finding the person or persons responsible. Although this attack appears to be random in nature, I can also confirm at this time that it is appears to be an isolated occurrence and the public is not at risk”, stated S/Sgt. Del Byron of the Williams Lake RCMP.
The Williams Lake RCMP is reaching out to the public in order to obtain more evidence regarding this brutal assault. If you were near this intersection prior to the time of the report, or may have seen the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene, please contact the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (tips