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Police searching for suspect after woman left unconscious in gas station parking lot

An assault happened early Sunday morning on Woodroffe Avenue. Police want to speak with anyone with information.
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Suspect in gas station assault on Woodroffe Avenue. Photo/ Ottawa Police Service

The Ottawa Police Service is investigating a serious assault on Woodroffe Avenue, and is looking to identify the suspect.

Officials say a 20-year-old woman was assaulted and left unconscious on the ground in a gas station parking lot around 2 a.m. Sunday, a few block north of Strandherd Drive. 

She was taken to hospital and later released.

The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-20s with a medium build and no visible facial hair. He was wearing a light-coloured shirt with collar, or jacket with collar and blue jeans.

He fled on foot, last seen heading into the walking paths leading into the Brockington Crescent area.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Ottawa Police West Criminal Investigation Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 2666. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.

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