Woman attacked at encampment in Hamilton park; police seek witnesses


Published June 27, 2023 at 9:55 am


A woman was slashed with a sharp weapon at an encampment in a downtown Hamilton park Sunday, police said.

Police described the incident as a “serious assault” that occurred on June 25 at about 4:45 p.m. in an encampment at J.C. Beemer Park.

They did not specify the condition of the woman and the nature of her injuries.

They said the suspect is a white man in his late twenties who was reportedly wearing a distinctive salmon-coloured tank top and shorts at the time of the incident.

Police are appealing for those with any information about the incident to contact Det. Const. Lindsey David of the Division 10 Criminal Investigations Branch at 905-546-3821 or [email protected].

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

It’s the second attack in recent days at J.C. Beemer Park. Antonio (Anthony) Beltrano, 45, of Hamilton died in a June 22 attack and a suspect was charged with second-degree murder.


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