Late last week, a VicPD officer was attacked by an unknown man in Banfield Park while performing a wellness check on another person.
The attack occurred at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 2nd.
Although the officer was able to call for assistance, the suspect was gone before officers and other emergency officials arrived.
While the officer did not suffer non-life-threatening injuries, he sustained potentially life-altering injuries, VicPD said in a statement.
We are still seeking a witness to the assault on an officer in Banfield Park on Thursday, Sept 2nd, approx 11:30 pm. The officer spoke with this witness in the Banfield Park parking lot off the 500-blk Craigflower prior to the attack. @VicCrimeStop https://t.co/xvZkww1Uyu pic.twitter.com/FkEUF30Ngt
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) September 8, 2021
The officer has since been released from hospital and is recovering from the attack, which VicPD called “serious and brutal”.
Prior to the attack, the police officer had been speaking to a woman in the nearby parking lot.
This unknown woman was a witness to the attack and was said to have appeared “distraught” during the altercation.
VicPD are appealing for this woman to come forward as she was an important witness to the attack.
The woman is described as a 50-year-old Caucasian woman with grey hair.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654.