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Police ask victim of assault caught on video to come forward

Male was assaulted late Saturday night in the Current River area by a female youth, video recorded by witnesses known to the accused
Thunder Bay Police Station
Thunder Bay police are asking the victim of a Saturday night assault in Current River to come forward. (Leith Dunick,

THUNDER BAY - The Thunder Bay Police Service is asking the victim of a recent assault captured in a video circulated on social media to come forward. Police say they have identified the accused, as well as witnesses to the incident.

The incident took place late Saturday night in the Current River area. Around 2 a.m., a male walking alone in the area was followed closely from behind by a female youth. The youth proceeded to strike the victim, before fleeing on foot.

Video of the incident was captured by witnesses "known to the accused," police say, and later circulated on social media. The victim was not known to the accused or the witnesses.

Out of respect for the victim’s privacy, and in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act, a copy of the video is not being distributed by police.

Thunder Bay police are asking the victim to come forward, and for anyone who knows the victim to encourage them to do so. They request the victim to contact police at 684-1200 and reference Incident No. P20042683.