Sexual assault in North Delta, police issue warning

Delta Police spokesperson Cris Leykauf

DELTA police are warning the public after a woman was sexually assaulted in the early morning hours of April 12 last week near Sunbury Hall in North Delta.

The incident was reported to police the following evening on April 13. Enhanced police resources were immediately dispatched to conduct patrols and canvassing in the Sunbury neighbourhood. Investigators worked throughout the weekend.

The assault took place as the woman walked into the green space of the park when she was approached from behind, and sexually assaulted.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 35 years old, 5’10” tall with short brown hair, a full beard, and a thin looking face. He has a medium build and was wearing a black hoody and blue jeans.

The Delta Police Sexual Offence Section has taken conduct of the investigation, and is pursuing a number of investigative avenues. Police are assuring the public that there will be a continued enhanced police presence in the area.

Police are sharing information with other agencies around the Lower Mainland as they move forward in the investigation.

“This is a serious allegation, but we want to remind the public that these type of assaults are very rare,” said Cris Leykauf, public affairs coordinator for Delta Police, on Monday. Anyone who may have seen unusual or suspicious activity in this area is asked to contact Delta Police at the non-emergency number at 604-946-4411.