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Police investigating alleged sexual assault on Hamilton Rail Trail

Hamilton police are investigating an alleged sexual assault on the rail trail. File / Global News

Hamilton police are asking for the public’s help as they investigate a reported sexual assault along the Hamilton Rail Trail.

The alleged incident happened at around 7 p.m. Thursday when a woman was walking along the trail near Stroud Road and was groped by a man riding a skateboard.

Police say the suspect quickly fled the area on his skateboard.

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He is described as 16 to 19 years old, five-foot-eight to five-foot-10, with a slim build and some facial hair on his chin.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Det. Carolyne Rashford of the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-546 4614 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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