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NPD request public assistance to help in downtown assault investigation

Nelson Police is asking The Nelson Daily readers to look closely at these two photos, and if anyone has information, to contact NPD at 250-354-3919. — Nelson Police Department photos

In a media release Tuesday, the Nelson Police Department is asking for the public’s help with an investigation of an assault that took place on the night of Saturday, August 19, 2017 in the downtown core.

Police said a male was assaulted outside the Royal Pub in the 300 block of Baker Street and sustained serious facial injuries.

"Anyone who witnessed the assault or who can identify any of the two males and one female in the attached pictures is asked to contact Cst Sarah Hannah on 250-354-3919 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or bccrimestoppers.com," the release said.

To help the public, police released two photos from video surveillance of people in question during the night of the assault.