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British Tourist Violently Assaulted In Vancouver

10/24/2013 03:04 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST
Police are seeking information from the public after a tourist from Britain was violently assaulted in Vancouver on the weekend.

Last Saturday, the 22-year-old woman was walking with a group of friends near the intersection of Main Street and 3rd Avenue at around 3:30 a.m. PT.

Shortly after parting ways with the group, the woman was knocked to the ground from behind and kicked multiple times until she was unconscious.

She later required surgery to wire her jaw closed, but has since been released from hospital and is recovering in Vancouver.

"We don't believe that her status as a tourist in Canada had any role in the attack whatsoever. It looks, it appears to be a random attack," says Sgt. Randy Fincham of the Vancouver Police.

They do not believe the attack was sexually motivated, but have very little other information regarding the incident.

"At this point there is a possibility it was more than one attacker. So it was more than one individual, possibly, that did attack this woman and we are attempting to figure out what the motive was," says Fincham.

Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact investigators.

"At this point we're appealing to witnesses out there that were possibly driving down Main Street or possibly driving up Quebec Street and saw this 22-year-old woman very early in the morning that was carrying a skateboard and had headphones on, wearing a camouflage green jacket," said Fincham.

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