REGINA – Regina police are urging caution after a woman was sexually assaulted in a city park Friday night.
The victim, a 27-year-old woman, told police that after leaving a party in the 1800 block of 14th Ave. she was grabbed and pulled into some trees in Central Park, located on the 2200 block between Scarth St. and Hamilton St.
The woman told police she was assaulted and sexually assaulted, and at one point lost consciousness. When she awoke, she was helped by two men she saw nearby. They helped her walk towards the hospital, but instead she walked to a nearby home on 14th Ave., and didn’t go to the hospital until the next day, at which point police were notified.
The suspect is described as a bald, heavy-set black man, 6′ 4″ tall wearing glasses, a light-blue golf shirt, blue track pants with white stripes and brown leather sandals.
At this point the incident is still under investigation and police don’t have evidence to suggest that there is an increased risk to public safety. However, people are reminded to always be aware of their surroundings, and to practice good personal safety, especially when walking alone at night.
The Regina Police Service is investigating a report of a sexual assault believed to have taken place on the weekend in the area of Central Park, which is located on the 2200 block between Rose and Hamilton Streets. At this early stage in this investigation, there is not enough information to indicate an increased risk to residents in the area, but the Regina Police Service feels it prudent to caution people to be more watchful and practice good personal safety strategies, especially when walking alone at night.
Anyone with information that could help police with this investigation is asked to call the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.