Hamilton,
03
July
2020
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12:00
America/New_York

Sexual Assault Investigation Continues

Detectives from the Hamilton Police Sexual Assault Unit continue to investigate recent sexual assaults in the west end of Hamilton.

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, shortly after 8:30 p.m., two women in separate incidents were sexually assaulted by a male riding a bicycle. One incident occurred near Longwood Road and the Waterfront Trail and the other near Churchill Park.

During both incidents, the male approached the victims from the rear and while riding his bicycle slapped them on their bottom. He then carried on, not looking back at the victim.

The victims were not physically injured.

Detectives continue to investigate the incidents and have increased police presence in the area.

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 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.

SUSPECT

• Male

• 20-30-years-of-age

• 5’9 in height

• Slim build

• Dark collar-length hair

• White running shoes

• Bicycle

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