Police seek witnesses to New Year’s party attack

Hazelton RCMP are calling for witnesses to an assault on a 20-year-old Kitwanga man in the early hours of Jan. 1.

Hazelton RCMP are calling for witnesses to an assault at a New Year’s dance that left a 20-year-old Kitwanga man with serious facial injuries.

The incident occurred at 3 a.m. on Jan. 1 outside the Gitwangak Hall after an event held to ring in the New Year.

The victim’s jaw was broken and his right eye-socket was fractured during the assault, which police said was committed by a lone attacker.

Hazelton RCMP are seeking additional witnesses to come forward to assist with their investigation.

They can be contacted on 250.842.5244.