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A woman was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries after an alleged assault.

According to Victoria Police, officers were called to Mayfair Mall in the 3100-block of Douglas Street just after 12:40 p.m. for reports of a random assault.

The victim in question was allegedly pushing a child in a stroller when she was assaulted by an unknown man from behind.

The child was not injured in the incident and members of the public followed the suspect until police arrived and were able to take him into custody.

Police are now seeking eyewitnesses to the incident.

Anyone with relevant information that may assist police in their investigation is asked to contact VicPD at 250-995-7654.