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Police searching for suspect after woman assaulted in Fall River area

Police say the woman yelled and got away while the man ran away into the woods.
Police say the woman yelled and got away while the man ran away into the woods. File / Global News

Police are hoping the public will be able to help identify a suspect after a woman was assaulted while out for a walk in the Fall River area last week.

Nova Scotia RCMP say the assault happened while the woman was walking along Holland Drive in Fletchers Lake at around 8:10 p.m. on April 21.

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Police say the woman yelled and got away while the man ran away into the woods.

A police canine unit searched the area but was not able to locate the suspect, who is described as white with a slim build and light brown hair.

Police believe he’s between the ages of 17 and 22 years old.

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He was wearing a light pink hoodie, black jogging pants with a white stripe and a black baseball cap, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Halifax District RCMP or Crime Stoppers.