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Police release sketch of suspect after Abbotsford assault

The composite sketch being distributed by Abbotsford Police Department. (Picture courtesy Abbotsford Police Department)

ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) – Abbotsford Police have released a sketch of a suspect they want to speak to about a random assault on a young woman last month.

On November 14th around 9:00 p.m., a man followed the 23-year-old woman for a block of Maclure Rd, pushed her from behind and tried to restrain her. She was able to free herself and run away. She did not require medical attention.

Constable Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford Police Department says an artist has now put together a composite sketch of the suspect.

“With the assistance of a sketch artist, the brave victim came into the police department and through their combined efforts, our MCU detectives were able to put together a composite sketch that is now being released to the public and the media in the hope that we will identify the suspect.

“Stranger attacks, when we’re talking about policing priorities and certainly public safety, they’re high up there.”

“When we have a stranger who is preying on individuals, particularly females at night, it’s going to be a high priority for us from an investigative standpoint.”

Anyone with information about this violent incident is being urged to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or apdtips@abbypd.ca, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.