Pedestrian attacked after confronting cyclist in Langford

Pedestrian attacked after confronting cyclist in Langford
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West Shore RCMP says that a 65-year-old woman is recovering after being attacked by a cyclist on Jacklin Rd near Langford Pkwy in Langford.

According to RCMP, police received a report just before 11 a.m. on November 9 after a passerby witnessed a man hitting a woman with his bicycle.

In a release from police, it indicates that the woman was knocked over by the suspect and hit her head on the sidewalk.

Witnesses were able to provide West Shore RCMP with a detailed description of the suspect which allowed officers to attend the area, locate and arrest him promptly.

While the investigation is still in its early stages, it appears the motive of the attack stemmed from a verbal confrontation regarding the cyclist riding his bicycle on the sidewalk, says Cst. Alex Bérubé, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP. The victim and the suspect are not known to each other.

Police note that the victim did not require medical attention and was able to proceed with her day.

The suspect, a 34-year-old man of no fixed address, was arrested and released and is set to appear in court on February 10, 2022.

If you have any information regarding this incident, the West Shore RCMP is asking you to contact them at 250-474-2264.


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