Police investigating alleged abduction, assault and stabbing on Vancouver Island

Police attended a property in south Nanaimo in the early-morning hours today, Dec. 27

Police are looking into a possible abduction, assault and stabbing incident that occurred in south Nanaimo.

At approximately 2 a.m. on Dec. 27, Nanaimo RCMP say they were called out to rural property after receiving reports of an abduction and assault.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the homeowner contacted police after finding a man tied up and injured on his property. The 25-year-old male victim was taken to hospital for serious but non-life-threatening injuries, which according to police were consistent with an assault.

Police also say that the 25-year-old indicated that during his alleged abduction, one of his assailants was stabbed.

A 30-year-old man checked into hospital at 3 a.m. on Dec. 27 seeking treatment for a “significant but non-life threatening” upper body stab wound, according to police, who say the man received treatment but refused to co-operate with officers. He was eventually released from hospital and taken into police custody.

“Investigators are attempting to connect the two incidents; however, at this time the investigation remains in the preliminary stages,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Just Posted

Campbell River mom’s iPhone containing priceless photos stolen from Victoria hospital parkade

The phone contained photos, heartbeat recordings of her late son

PHOTOS: Old Time Christmas 2019

Friday, December 6 was Ladysmith’s Old Time Christmas. Here are some of the highlights from the night

Student artwork on display in ‘Well Lit’ installation

Thoughtful Place Design, 49th Parallel, and Festival of Lights came together to showcase student art

Ladysmith set to star in new Syfy series: Resident Alien

Ladysmith will play the role of Patience, Colorado in the series

Ladysmith wins ‘Brownie’ Reach Out award for communication of Waterfront Plan

The Town of Ladysmith has received national recognition for the successful public… Continue reading

VIDEO: SNL skewers Trudeau’s mockery of Trump in high school cafeteria sketch

The three world leaders won’t let Trump sit at the cool kids’ table

B.C. universities post $340 million worth of surpluses thanks to international student tuition

Students call for spending as international enrolment produces huge surpluses at many universities

Conservatives urge Morneau to deliver ‘urgent’ fall economic update

Morneau says the first thing the Liberals plan to do is bring in their promised tax cut for the middle class

INFOGRAPHIC: How much money did your local university or college make last year?

B.C. university and colleges posted a combined $340 million surplus in 2018/19

B.C. creates $8.5M organization to improve safety for health care workers

Group will bring together unions, province, health care organizations

Kovrig clings to humour as ‘two Michaels’ near one year in Chinese prison

Their detention is widely viewed as retaliation for Canada’s arrest of Chinese high-tech scion Meng Wanzhou

B.C. VIEWS: An engine that hums right along

First Nations are leading a new surge of investment in B.C.

Brain injury from domestic abuse a ‘public health crisis,’ says B.C. researcher

Nearly 80% of the domestic violence victims who reported to police last year were women

Most Read