Woman in her 20s bites attacker to escape assault in Surrey

Jan 4 2019, 7:39 pm

Surrey RCMP are investigating an alleged assault that took place early Thursday morning in the city’s Newton neighbourhood.

According to police, the incident took place at approximately 5:30 am, when officers responded to the incident that occurred in the 12500 block of 72 Avenue.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was walking along 72 Avenue when she was grabbed from behind and “bear hugged,” police said.

“The victim screamed when the suspect covered her mouth with his hand,” police said.

They added that she then “bit the suspect on the hand and freed herself from the suspect’s grip and ran away.”

The suspect is described as a man with a beard, approximately 5-ft-tall, with a medium build.

Now, Surrey RCMP Special Victims Unit is leading this investigation and are appealing to the public for any information that may lead to the suspect being identified.

Anyone who may have been in the area at that time or may have information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Those who wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or leave a tip online.

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