Date:   Jan 26, 2015

Victoria BC – One man is in custody after a serious assault and forcible confinement that occurred on Saturday, January 24th.

In the early afternoon, VicPD was called to the 100-block of Gorge Road East for a report of a badly injured woman who was found by neighbours in a hallway at an apartment building. Officers arrived to find the victim with what appeared to be significant injuries. She was rushed to hospital by the Provincial Ambulance Service.

As the investigation unfolded, officers learned the identity of suspect and were able to talk him out of the suite and make the arrest without incident.

The victim remains in hospital with significant serious injuries and is being supported by police.

The suspect, a 40-year-old Victoria man, was the subject of a tele-bail and will appear in court today. Officers are recommending charges of aggravated assault, uttering threats and forcible confinement.