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Police release further information on suspect in Welland sexual assault

Police were called to the scene around 7 a.m. Thursday
Map provided by Niagara Regional Police Service

The Niagara Regional Police Service has released additional details on the suspect involved in a sexual assault in Welland on Thursday morning.

The suspect is described as:

  • White
  • Male
  • 5'6"-5'8"
  • Broad shoulders
  • Muscular build

Clothing Description:

  • Black hoodie made from thin material (similar to that of a t-shirt)
  • Hood up over his head
  • Dark shoes
  • Dark pants

Police responded to a report of a sexual assault at approximately 7 a.m. in the area of Prince Charles Drive and Fitch Street.

When officers arrived on scene, the discovered a female with injuries.

In an earlier release, police said that the intial investigation revealed that a female jogger in her 40s was running through a trail in the area when an unknown male grabbed her and forced her to the ground where she was sexually assaulted. 

The man fled the scene on foot.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.