A Victoria Police Department cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)

A Victoria Police Department cruiser. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police arrest man after victim hit repeatedly by stranger with a stick

One suspect faces several recommended charges

Victoria police arrested a man on Wednesday afternoon, after a report someone was assaulted with a weapon.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on Nov. 11, officers were called to the 400-block of Swift Street for a report that a man struck another man repeatedly with a wooden stick. Officers attended and learned that the attack was unprovoked and that the suspect and the victim were unknown to one another.

READ ALSO: Cyclist dies from injuries after Friday night collision at Harriet, Gorge

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital by paramedics.

READ ALSO: Suspects sought after Victoria jeweller loses almost $100,000 worth of watches in sophisticated scheme

The suspect left the scene prior to police arriving but witnesses provided officers with a description and direction of travel. Officers located a suspect a short distance away and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect was taken to cells and held for court. He faces recommended charges of assault with a weapon, two counts of breach of probation and one count of breach of a release order.


 

Do you have a story tip? Email: vnc.editorial@blackpress.ca.

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

VicPD