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Nanaimo RCMP investigating aggravated assault of motorcyclist

Victim from Nanaimo airlifted to Victoria General Hospital with serious injury
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for witnesses to an assault in downtown Nanaimo that resulted in one man being airlifted to Victoria General Hospital with a serious injury last week. (File photo)

Police are asking for the public’s help with an investigation into an aggravated assault in downtown Nanaimo last week.

According to an RCMP press release, police were called to the intersection of Esplanade and Victoria Crescent to assist paramedics shortly after midnight on Wednesday, April 20.

Upon arrival, officers saw a black Harley Davidson motorcycle lying on its side and paramedics attending to a wounded man nearby and assumed the driver had been involved in a collision. It quickly became apparent the man was the victim of a serious assault.

The 34-year-old victim from Nanaimo was flown to Victoria General Hospital and is now in stable condition.

Nanaimo RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed an altercation or drove through the area between 11:30 p.m. and midnight and may have dash cam footage to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and reference file No. 2022-13136.

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