Hamilton Police Seeking Witnesses

Escarpment stairs, James Street South to the top of Claremont Access

Hamilton Police continue to investigate a sexual assault incident that occurred on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. in the area of the James Street South escarpment stairs. This is the stairs that provide access from James Street South to the top of the Claremont Access.

The suspect is described as follows:

  • Male, white
  • 5’8 to 5’10
  • Athletic build
  • Wearing an orange bandana or facemask covering
  • Black hooded sweatshirt, with the hood up
  • Black pants

Hamilton Police are requesting that the public check their security cameras, including any dashcam footage, for anyone that matches the suspect’s description.

Investigators believe that there may have been other individuals using the stairs at the time of the incident, and are asking any witnesses to contact Detective Phil Hedgcock at 905-540-5544 or Detective Sergeant Jennifer Currie at 905-546-4962.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at 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; connect at www.sacha.ca the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv or the Centre de santé communautaire www.cschn.ca