For Immediate release:

Hamilton Police investigate Sexual Assault on Bruce Trail near Kenilworth Access

The Hamilton Police - Victims of Crime Unit is asking for the public's assistance and making the community aware of this offence.

On June 16th, 2017 at around 10.30am, an unknown male suspect approached an adult female who was walking alone on the Bruce Trail near the Kenilworth Access in the City of Hamilton. The suspect, armed with a knife, approached the woman and forced her into a quiet area adjacent to the Bruce Trail. The male attempted to sexually assault the woman.   She was able escape from the male, who then ran from the scene.  The woman reported the offence to the Hamilton Police and the investigation continues at this time.

In light of this incident, Hamilton Police have increased patrols in this area.    

The suspect is described as:

Male, White, 5’7”- 5’8”- early 20’s wearing a navy blue hoodie and bandana over his face.

The public are asked to not approach suspicious persons in this area matching this description and are being advised to report it to Hamilton Police immediately at 911.

Anyone with information about this incident and is asked to contact Detective Carolyne Rashford of the Sexual Assault Unit at (905) 540-5543 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent a sexual assault. Sharing the details of this assault is intended to provide the community information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts. For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre's 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sad

 

Media Inquiries

A/D/Sgt. Jason Leek

Victims of Crime Unit

(905) 905 546 4614

jleek@hamiltonpolice.on.ca