Paramedics work on an injured man who was allegedly punched after asking another man for a cigarette at the corner of Broughton and Douglas streets on Saturday night. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

UPDATE: One in custody after punched man badly injured in Victoria’s downtown

20-year-old man said to have been struck after asking for a cigarette

One man is in custody and a 20-year-old man remains in hospital after being punched Saturday night downtown, apparently after asking someone for a cigarette.

VicPD are still piecing together what happened at the corner of Douglas and Broughton streets around 10:30 p.m. that led to an assault which ended with one man taken away by paramedics.

A crowd gathered at the busy intersection as ambulance crews treated the man. Police interviewed witnesses, who told the News they saw one man throw a punch. The injured man’s mother and sister were also on the scene as he was loaded into an ambulance and taken to hospital.

More to come.

editor@vicnews.com

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