Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Woman assaulted near UBC’s Mundell Park on Sunday night

An 18 year-old woman was the victim of an assault on campus this Sunday.

The woman, who was walking near Mundell Park on south campus at around 10:10 p.m on Sunday, Feb. 22, was grabbed from behind by a male stranger. After she fought back and got away, the man fled. She did not receive any injuries or require hospitalization.

The RCMP used police dogs to search for the suspect, but were not able to locate him.

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According to an RCMP media release, the suspect is male, has olive-coloured skin and was wearing a puffy army green vest, a dark long-sleeved shirt and dark pants on Sunday night. He is approximately 5’4 to 5’6 in height and is 18 to 20 years of age.

Police are currently continuing the search for the attacker and asking anyone with information about the assault to contact them.

This latest assault incident comes after a string of sexual assaults on campus in the fall of 2013.

“We recognize that incidents of this nature can be alarming to those regularly walking alone at night,” said RCMP Corporal Brenda Winpenny in the media release. “Although we believe this to be an isolated incident, as always, we recommend for the general public walking alone late in the evening or early in the morning to remain extra vigilant of their surroundings and take every precaution to enhance their personal safety.”