Nanaimo RCMP seek witnesses after an assault was reported near the Real Canadian Superstore on Metral Drive Aug. 10. A man suffered a concussion and fractured facial bones. (Black Press file)

Nanaimo assault leaves man with broken face

RCMP seek witnesses to Aug. 10 late morning incident near Superstore

Police are seeking witnesses after a man suffered head and face injuries after being attacked from behind in north Nanaimo.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, police were called to the 6400 block of Metral Drive after a report of an assault which investigators determined occurred at 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Police arrived to find a 40-year-old man being treated by B.C. Ambulance Service.

“The victim was walking to the Superstore gas station when he was struck from behind,” said the press release. “He does not remember the incident well and could not identify his attacker nor provide a description. He suffered fractured facial bones and a concussion.”

Police determined the assault took place near a bus stop in the 6400 block of Metral Drive and the suspect may have fled south on Metral, the press release said.

Nanaimo RCMP are asking that anyone who witnessed or has dashcam video of the incident to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-734-2345.

Anyone who wants to provide information confidentially can contact the local Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637 with keyword Nanaimo, or call 1-800-222-8477.


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