Police are hunting a man who indecently assaulted a young woman in front of a group of her friends on Saturday night in town.
They say that the assault lasted seconds but was “of a serious nature” and they are seeking witnesses and reviewing CCTV footage to try to find the assailant.
The assault happened at around midnight at the junction of Burrard Street and Don Street, just outside the Co-op Homemaker, where the victim was walking with three friends – two women and one man.
The male suspect ran up Don Street past the Co-op.
From initial reviews of CCTV footage, the police believe that he may have spoken to two other women a short time before, while he was around King Street near Top Man, before running off up New Street.
The police have put out an appeal for any witnesses who saw the man – who was wearing a distinctive dark-coloured hooded coat and orange or red trainers – and have specifically asked the two women who encountered him near Top Man to come forward.
Anyone with any information should call the police on 612612 or the anonymous Crimestoppers number on 0800555111.
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