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Police searching for suspect in brutal attack

Using social media to spread picture and video of suspect

Toronto Police are still looking for a suspect in a brutal downtown attack that left a man with permanent injuries.

Last weekend, police took to social media to ask the public for help in identifying the man.

"It resulted in tips coming in but the officers still have not been able to identify the suspect," says Const. Scott Mills, social media officer for Toronto Police.

So once again, they are spreading images of the suspect on social media.

"We ask your listeners to retweet and try and get that image out there," says Mills.

The attack happened at around 4 a.m. on Nov. 20.

Police say a 32-year-old man was out celebrating his girlfriend's birthday when he has was punched and kicked in the head. 

He was attacked after his girlfriend fell to the ground. Police say the suspect may have wrongly believed the victim had assaulted his girlfriend.

It appears the suspect was with a group of friends watching the Brazil versus Chile soccer game nearby at the Studio Event Theatre. Police say they believe the suspect is from the Montreal area.

He fled the scene in an unknown vehicle while the victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect was caught on surveillance video. He's described as 5’8” to 5’10” with a thin-to-medium build.

At the time of the attack, he was wearing a “Letterman” or “Varsity” jacket with navy-blue-and-white leather sleeves with “MMXIII THE BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB” in white letters on the back of the jacket.

The victim is still recovering. Police say he has brain damage, permanent hearing loss and is scheduled to have follow up surgeries in May.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 52 Division at 416-808-5204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or you can tweet to @TPS52

 

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