VPD searching for 3 witnesses in serious West End assault

Jan 27 2020, 9:07 am

The Vancouver Police Department (VPD) is looking for three specific witnesses who are believed to have information about a serious assault that took place in the West End in late November.

On November 30, 2019, at approximately 12:40 am, a 46-year-old man was involved in a violent assault. Police say that he was walking north on the west side of Thurlow Street from Davie Street. He reportedly had a verbal altercation with a group of people and was assaulted.

The victim, who is described as white, 6’4″ tall, and with a thin build, was wearing a light grey, patterned dress shirt, black pants, and black shoes at the time of the incident. Police say that he’s dealing with “life-altering injuries” and that he’s “still recovering in hospital.”

Surveillance footage has also been released showing three specific individuals that police believe may have information about the assault.

“Video obtained by investigators shows two males and one female in the area of the assault,” says Sergeant Aaron Roed, Media Relations Officer in an emailed statement. “We want to speak with these individuals. They may have valuable information that could help us and just don’t know that they do.”

Anyone with information regarding the assault or the identity of the people in the video is asked to contact investigators at 604-717-2541.