(Banfield Park/Photo by @steph_athletic_therapy - Instagram)

VicPD are seeking more information into a violent attack at a park in Vic West on one of their officers last night.

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 2nd, a VicPD officer in Banfield Park was violently attacked by an unknown man.

Following the attack, the officer managed to broadcast for assistance over the radio.

In response, multiple officers and other emergency officials were deployed to the area, but the suspect managed to evade capture.

Police believe the officer was speaking with a woman in the park prior to the attack.

VicPD are seeking the witness, who is described as a 50-year-old Caucasian woman with grey hair who, according to VicPD, appeared “distraught” at the time of incident.

Detectives continue to gather information regarding a suspect, and Victoria’s police chief is expected to address the assault on Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

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