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Man hit on head with bottle in suspected 'hate crime': Victoria police

Last Updated Jun 25, 2020 at 1:18 pm PST

Victoria police are searching for the suspect in what it is being described as a hate crime that happened on June 24, 2020. (Courtesy Victoria Police)

The attack of a man struck over the head with a bottle is being described as a possible hate crime by police in Victoria

The victim needed to be treated in hospital for his injuries

Police are still searching for the suspect

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) —  An unprovoked assault in Victoria early Wednesday may have been a hate crime, according to police.

Officers say around 1 a.m. witnesses reported a man was allegedly struck over the head with a bottle by the suspect who yelled derogatory comments about his sexual orientation before taking off with a small group.

The man was taken to the hospital.

Police are still looking for the suspect. He’s being described as white, with blond hair and was wearing a black baseball hat, a grey hoodie and black pants at the time of the attack.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect, or has information about this incident is asked to call police at 250-995-7654, extension 1. To report anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.