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VicPD arrested a man on Friday afternoon after a violent attack on a 72-year-old woman in downtown Victoria.

According to police, the incident occurred shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Friday, August 20th in the 1100-block of Douglas Street.

Police located a 72-year-old woman who had been attacked by an unknown man on the sidewalk after the woman declined the man after he asked the victim for money.

The suspect pushed the woman to the ground and struck her several times,

Police said a bystander intervened to stop the assault, then the suspect fled the area.

Paramedics attended and transported the woman to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following the investigation, police were able to identify a 42-year-old suspect at arrested around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon in the 900-block of View Street.

He was later released with a court date and conditions and faces recommended charges of assault.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654.

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