Central Saanich man assaulted in drunken brawl

Police called to a fight between six people; alcohol a contributing factor.

  • Nov. 24, 2016 7:00 a.m.

CENTRAL SAANICH — One man was taken to hospital after a fight broke out between a half-dozen people in Centra Saanich on Nov. 18.

Sidney North Saanich RCMP received a call about a fight in the area of Mount Newton Cross Road and Church Road. The report was that six people were fighting.

When police arrived, the group scattered. According to the RCMP, officers investigated and later found a man in a nearby home, bleeding from a serious head wound. Police were told that he had been hit in the head with a blunt object during the altercation.

Taken to hospital, the man received several stitches to close the wound.

Police state alcohol consumption appears to be a contributing factor in this case and are continuing to investigate the assault.

— Sidney North Saanich RCMP

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