VPD looking for motorcyclist who witnessed Downtown Eastside assault

Oct 26 2017, 2:32 am

The Vancouver Police are looking to speak with a motorcyclist who reportedly witnessed an assault in the Downtown Eastside on Tuesday, but didn’t leave any further information.

The investigation began around 8 am after another motorist reported the motorcyclist pulled up beside him near Main Street and Keefer Street and yelled at him to call 911, telling the motorist he had just seen someone being beaten with a baseball bat.

The motorcyclist then rode off without leaving any of his contact information.

Police say they searched the area, but were not able to locate a victim, witnesses, or a crime scene.

Hours later, police say, an injured 25-year-old man showed up at hospital where he remains in critical condition.

“At this stage of our investigation, we are not even sure if the man in the hospital is related to the incident the motorcyclist witnessed,” said VPD Const. Jason Doucette.

“Our detectives would like to speak with the man on the motorcycle to help determine what may have led to 25-year-old’s injuries.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police at 604-717-2541,  Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online at solvecrime.ca.

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