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Police investigate reported assault and kidnapping

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is seeking witnesses to an assault and abduction that is alleged to have occurred in Armstrong early Saturday morning.

On Saturday, September 3, 2022 police responded to a report of an injured man who was found in a rural area of Salmon Arm. Investigators learned that earlier that morning, at approximately 12:15 a.m., the victim, a 27-year old man, left the Interior Provincial Exhibition grounds and was walking on Okanagan St in Armstrong when a vehicle pulled up and stopped behind him. Three men got out of the vehicle and assaulted the man repeatedly before forcing him into the vehicle and driving away. The victim was dropped off at a location in the Salmon Arm area where he was found by a member of the public who called for help. The victim was transported to hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The vehicle is described as a dark coloured, older model Toyota car.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or has information is urged to contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP and cite file 2022-5693

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