Sexual assault reported on the Bruce Trail in Hamilton

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Published June 26, 2023 at 7:38 am

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A female hiker reported a sexual assault on the Bruce Trail in Hamilton.

Police responded to the report on the Bruce Trail in the area of Wentworth Street South on Sunday (June 25) around 2:40 p.m., Hamilton Police said in a press release.

Hamilton Police are asking witnesses to come forward that may have been on the trail at this time and may have seen the suspect or the sexual assault.

The suspect is described as a Middle Eastern man, around 30 years old and approximately five-foot-nine-inches tall. He has a skinny build, buzz cut hair and no facial hair. He was wearing a red t-shirt with a black logo on the front and riding a bike.

If you have any information that you believe could assist police in this investigation, contact the Division One Staff Sergeant office at 905-546-4725 or the Sexual Assault Unit at 905-546-4962.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

There is no guaranteed way to prevent sexual assault, police say.

Sharing the details of these assaults is intended to provide the community with information, and people are encouraged to trust their instincts, police add.

For confidential support, please call the Sexual Assault Centre’s 24-hour support line at 905-525-4162 or connect at www.sacha.ca, or the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre at www.hhsc.ca/sadv.

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