Public warned to be vigilant after attempted Hazeltons abduction

New Hazelton RCMP is warning the community to be vigilant after an attempted sex assault and abduction on a female youth.

New Hazelton RCMP is warning the community to be vigilant after an attempted sex assault and abduction on a female youth on Saturday.

The victim was walking alone on a trail near Churchill Street and 5th Avenue in New Hazelton when an attacker threw a hoody over the victim’s head and tried to carry her into a trailer at about 11.30 p.m.

The youth managed to fight off the assailant and ran away unharmed.

New Hazelton RCMP urged the public to be vigilant and only walk with friends in well-lit areas. The police investigation is ongoing.

Witnesses or anyone with information are urged to contact New Hazelton RCMP on 250-842-5244 or call Crime Stoppers.