January 31, 2016 4:54 pm

Police seek witnesses in downtown sexual assault

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TORONTO – Police are seeking the public’s help to find a suspect involved in a sexual assault late Saturday night.

Police say a 25-year-old woman was walking near Ryerson Avenue and Queen Street West at 11:55 p.m. when a man grabbed her from behind and forced her into Linda Griffith Laneway.

The suspect knocked the woman to the ground and assaulted her, but was interrupted by a passerby and fled west, police said.

The suspect is described as white, 30-40 years old, 5’11”, chubby build, weighing approximately 250 lbs, with short, wavy black-or-dark-brown hair, unshaven, with a large nose, wearing a dark, hooded sweater, dark-gray track pants and dark shoes.

Police are appealing to witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the assault to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or by texting TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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