Two sexual assaults reported by students in North Delta

Delta Police say description of suspect in both cases is the same.

Two sexual assaults reported by students in North Delta

Delta Police are investigating two reports of sexual assaults on high school students in the Sunshine Hills area of North Delta on Friday (Jan. 10).

Police were called at about 8 a.m. after two Grade 8 girls said they were followed by a male as they were walking to school. The man approached the girls from behind and sexually assaulted one of them, said police.

The same man then allegedly sexually assaulted another Grade 9 girl as he was fleeing from the area.

The suspect’s description is the same in both cases: a white male in his 40s with long blond hair, a scruffy long beard and wearing a black leather jacket, and black and white toque with a hint of red. He had not been located as of Friday afternoon.

Delta Police are reminding parents to talk with their children about the following safety tips:

• always walk in groups

• be aware of surroundings at all times; do not wear headphones

• call the police or an adults if you see anyone suspicious.

Anyone with information about Friday’s incident is asked to call Delta Police at 604-946-4411.

Surrey North Delta Leader