Police Seek Witnesses to Bayfront Park Sexual Assault

A female jogger was sexually assaulted on Canada Day at Bayfront Park. Police are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

On Wednesday, July 1, 2020, shortly after 8:30 p.m., a female was jogging in the area of Bayfront Park in Hamilton. The jogger was slapped on the bottom from behind by a male riding a bicycle in the same direction. The male did not say a word to the jogger or look back as he continued down the Bayfront Trail.

At the time of the incident, there were numerous people in the park celebrating Canada Day.

As parks are opening and Hamiltonians are taking advantage of the nice weather, Hamilton Police would like to remind citizens to enjoy their activities while keeping safety in mind. When possible keep a charged cellphone on hand, stay in well-lit areas and be cognizant of the people around you.


  • Male
  • 40-years-of-age approx.
  • Slim build
  • Blue T-shirt and shorts
  • Black bicycle

Hamilton Police are asking anyone who was in the area at the time to check their electronic devices for a male matching the description provided.

As part of regular patrols, officers will be in the area. 

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime, you are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Tammi Ewart at 905-546-4962.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tip online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent 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/sadv