Hamilton Police are seeking assistance in identifying assault suspect

Please note that Hamilton Police have made an arrest in this investigation. Read the update here.

Hamilton police are asking for the public’s help after a report that a person using the trails in Westdale was assaulted on Thursday, September 30 at 3:00 p.m.

The incident occurred on the Caleb’s Walk Trail in the area of Dalewood Crescent and Oak Knoll Drive in a heavily wooded section of the trail.

Police describe the suspect as a lone male, tanned skin, 25 to 30 years of age.  He had a semi muscular build, a black ponytail at the top of his head with shaved hair on the sides, and was wearing a white t-shirt and a carrying a black backpack.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation you are asked to contact Detective Constable Jason Henry at 905-546-3816 or the Division One Criminal Investigations Branch at 905-961-1876.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com