Police investigate an assault causing bodily harm

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A man is in hospital following a serious assault that occurred in the early hours. Just after 4:30 am on February 15, 2020, the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP were advised a man had walked into the hospital with injuries consistent with an assault. Police arrived on scene and located blood near the entrance of the hospital; however, learned the incident had taken place at another location.

"As the man was bleeding as he walked to the hospital," said Cpl Tania Finn, Media Relations Officer with the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP.  "Our Police Dog Section was utilized to conduct a track from the hospital to the scene where the incident occurred."

The investigation is in the early stages as police interview witnesses. The victim is not cooperating with the investigation; however, police believe this to be an isolated incident.

A 24 year old man of no fixed address remains in hospital.