01/29/2014 16:16 EST | Updated 03/31/2014 05:59 EDT

Beacon Hill Park stabbing suspect sketch released

The Victoria Police Department says it is hoping people will come forward and help identify the suspect in an unprovoked stabbing two Saturdays ago in Beacon Hill Park.

A 49-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being repeatedly stabbed by a stranger. 

The attack happened at midnight in a section of the park that is known as a gay cruising area. However, police are making no such link in this attack.  

The lead detective in the case will only say the victim is a frequent park user who sometimes stays in the park, but did not confirm whether the victim is a homeless man.

A Victoria city councillor says she'd like to see the area fenced off and allowed to naturally restore itself.

Coun. Shellie Gudgeon says the area has been trampled and new make-shift trails are full of used condoms and needles.

Police aren't saying what they'd like to see done, but they are asking people to come forward with what they're hearing from friends or even overhearing in coffee shops.