McGill issues warning after sexual assaults

Four young women attacked in residential area near campus

McGill university has issued a safety warning after four young women were assaulted near the university’s downtown campus on Thursday night.

The four victims, aged between 19 and 26, were walking alone in the McGill ghetto, a residential area near the school, when they were attacked. All four were able to free themselves and escape. According to police, two of the victims were sexually assaulted. One of the victims was taken to hospital and released.

Police are asking for help from the public in locating a man suspected in the attacks.

McGill’s dean of students and security services are recommending that people be “extremely careful” when walking after dark, especially in the Milton-Parc area, stay in lighted areas and not walk alone.

The university’s Walksafe program is closed during the exam period and summer semester.

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