Police look for suspect after assault outside Law Courts Building


Winnipeg police are looking for a suspect after a woman was assaulted outside the Law Courts Building early Friday morning.

Police say the 20-year-old woman was walking from St. Mary Avenue and Kennedy Street to the courthouse at around 5:45 a.m. when an unknown man began to follow her.

As the woman reached the entrance to the building on Kennedy Street, the suspect approached the victim, leading to a struggle.

The woman fell, and the suspect touched her on the lower body, before fleeing. The victim was taken to hospital in stable condition.

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The Sex Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation.

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Police say the man is between 20-30 years old, around 5’9″ with a larger build and long dark hair. He was wearing a black jacket.

Anyone with information or surveillance footage is asked to call Sex Crimes investigators at 204-986-6245 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS.

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