Date: Friday, September 3, 2021

Files: 21-36037

Victoria, BC – Detectives with VicPD’s Major Crime Unit are asking for information after a VicPD Patrol officer was violently attacked in Banfield Park last night.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. last night a VicPD Patrol officer was on foot in Banfield Park when he was violently attacked by an unknown man.

The officer broadcast for assistance over the radio and several additional officers deployed to the area. However, the suspect was not located.

Investigators believe that the injured officer spoke with an unknown woman prior to the attack, and are asking for information to help identify this witness. She is described as an approximately 50-year-old Caucasian woman with grey hair, who appeared distraught.

This file remains under investigation, and detectives are continuing to gather information regarding a suspect.

If you have information about this incident or recognize this woman, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.