December 8, 2018 3:46 pm
Updated: December 8, 2018 7:21 pm

Winnipeg police asking for public’s help after sexual assault

Winnipeg police are searching for a suspect after a woman was allegedly assaulted on Friday.

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Winnipeg police are asking for the public’s help to identify a suspect as part of an investigation into a sexual assault on Friday.

According to police, an 18-year-old woman was walking in the River Avenue and Osborne Street area at around 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7.

Police say the woman was approached by a man, who grabbed her by the arm and forced her to an area between Pulford Street and Bole Street, (north of Stradbrook Avenue) where he sexually assaulted her.

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She was later transported to hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as a five-foot-11 Caucasian man in his mid-20s with a medium build and short, dark hair.

He was wearing a dark jacket and dark pants at the time of the alleged incident.

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Members of the Sex Crimes Unit are investigating, and police are asking anyone with information to contact them at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

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