Woman Brutally Assaulted, Dumped in East Kildonan

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police are looking for those responsible for assaulting a 32-year-old woman and then tossing her out of a vehicle on Thursday.

Witnesses in the area of Brazier Street and Helmsdale Avenue in East Kildonan watched as the bloody woman ran into traffic looking for help shortly before 6 p.m.

Julie Moncrief, who happened to be nearby at the time, wrote on Facebook that the woman was hit in the head at least eight times with the sharp end of a hammer.

Police say the victim was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

“I waited with her and a few other bystanders for the police and paramedics,” Moncrief said.

Police said it’s believed the victim was assaulted inside the vehicle and then left in a back lane.

Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at (204) 986-2857 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).