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VPD release photos of man who allegedly assaulted a stranger on Granville Street

The victim was left with "lasting facial injuries."

Around 1 a.m. on August 14, a man sucker-punched a stranger on Granville Street outside of a pub on Helmcken.

Vancouver Police are now releasing photos of the suspect in the hopes a member of the public might be able to help identify him.

The suspect is described as a six-foot-tall Caucasian with an athletic build and short, dark hair. At the time of the attack, he was wearing black shorts and a black t-shirt with a red, white, and blue design on the front.

The victim was a 36-year-old man who was reportedly standing on the sidewalk surrounded by several people when a stranger approached and punched him in the head, knocking him to the ground.

“We don’t believe there was any prior interaction before the punch, which left the man with lasting facial injuries,” adds Sergeant Addison in a news release. “There were hundreds of people in the Granville Entertainment District when this early-morning assault occurred, and we know someone will have information to help us identify the person responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 604-717-4022.

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