Penticton police seek witnesses to New Years Eve assault at Skaha Lake Park

Assault witnesses sought

Penticton RCMP are seeking the public's help following reports of an assault at Skaha Lake Park.

On Jan. 29, RCMP received word that there had been an assault a month prior on New Years Eve on the walkway at the park between the hours of 4 and 5 p.m.

“The incident began with an argument and escalated into an assault, and the victim suffered a broken bone as a result,” said Cst Dayne Lyons, Penticton RCMP media relations officer.

“Since this beachfront is so popular, we are confident someone had to have seen something.”

The victim reported that an elderly couple came forward after the incident saying they witnessed it, but they did not remain at the scene.

“We hope that this couple may see this news release and come forward to police."

If you have information regarding this report, you are urged to call the Penticton RCMP at 250-492-4300 and quote file number 2023-1440. To remain completely anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave your tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.

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