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Victoria police release sketch of Beacon Hill Park stabbing suspect

A composite sketch of a man suspected of a serious assault in Beacon Hill Park on Jan. 11. - Courtesy of Victoria Police Department
A composite sketch of a man suspected of a serious assault in Beacon Hill Park on Jan. 11.
— image credit: Courtesy of Victoria Police Department

The Victoria Police Department is releasing a composite sketch of the man they believe is responsible for an unprovoked attack in Beacon Hill Park.

On Jan. 11, a 49-year-old Victoria man was stabbed in the neck just before midnight. Police say the two men were unknown to one another.

Investigators have spoken to the recovering victim, but are asking for public assistance in locating a suspect.

“Cases like this can be broken by the one key tip,” said Sgt. Jamie McRae, lead investigator. “That’s what we’re looking for here. If you or someone you know can help identify this person, please call us immediately.”

The suspect, who escaped on foot, is described as Caucasian, 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and physically fit. He also has short red hair, a short, full red beard and green eyes. At the time of the assault, the suspect was wearing a dark yellow hoodie, grey pants and board shorts.

If the man is familiar, call VicPD on the non-emergency line at 250-995-7654, report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or through the VicPD Detective tip-line at 250-995-7444.

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