Assault victim still in hospital

Vernon RCMP are still looking for information in regards to a Friday night assault in a Vernon hotel parking lot.

Vernon RCMP are still looking for information in regards to a Friday night assault in a Vernon hotel parking lot.

Police were called at 8:30 p.m. to the rear of the Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge, near the hotel’s cold beer and wine story, after the discovery of an unconscious man near the facility.

“The man suffered serious injuries and was taken to Vernon Jubilee Hospital,” said RCMP spokesperson Gord Molendyk. “The victim has been identified as a 53-year-old man from the Vernon area.”

Vernon Major Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate and they are asking anyone who saw a fight or suspicious activity in the area that night to call them at 250-545-7171, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

The injured man remains in hospital.