Police looking for witnesses after man receives life-altering injury in downtown assault

Victoria police are seeking witnesses after a Friday night assault that left a man with life-altering injuries.

The victim was walking through Bastion Square sometime between 8 and 10 p.m. when he was approached by a group of about 10 youths. A female youth with blond hair threw a cup of water on him, then he was then hit from behind by an unknown person and was badly hurt.

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He was taken to hospital by paramedics.

No further details were available.

Police ask anyone with information to call them at 250-885-7654, extension 1, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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