Police seek assistance following early morning assault

London Police Service, with the help of Western’s Campus Community Police Service, continue to investigate the report of a female employee who was accosted at about 6:40 a.m. this morning near the northeast corner of the Huron Flats parking lot, adjacent to TD Waterhouse Stadium.

The employee, on her way into work, had just parked her car when grabbed by a male. There were no physical injuries and police are now looking for a white male described as 25 to 35 years of age, thin, with a lower lip stud or ring, wearing a gray hoodie, black leather jacket and black jeans.

At the time of this confrontation there was a person about half way across the soccer fields walking from the direction of the river toward Huron Drive, and a car traveling south on Huron Drive approaching Philip Aziz Drive, which apparently frightened the male and he left the area.

Anyone with information regarding this occurrence is requested to contact Campus Police at ext. 83300, London Police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

All community members are encouraged to walk with a partner if possible, be alert and vigilant of surroundings, park in lit areas and in areas close to facilities where you work or study. You can also utilize Foot Patrol for safe walk escorts by calling 519-661-3650. In the meantime, campus police will be stepping up patrols.

If you witness any suspicious person(s) or activity on campus, call 911 and your call will be directed to Campus Police.