Police are tonight appealing for witnesses to come forward to assist in the investigation into who assaulted a Devonshire man discovered injured in a city parking lot early Saturday morning.

The incident occurred around 3:20am on Saturday, July 7th when officers on mobile patrol along Front Street in the City of Hamilton were alerted to an injured male in the motorcycle parking lot near Pier 6.

They provided first aid to the individual, believed to be a 27-year-old Devonshire man.

A spokesman said: “EMTs quickly arrived on scene and transported the injured man to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for further medical assessment.

“He was initially admitted to a general ward but subsequently discharged.

“Initial information suggested that the 27-year-old had been punched by another unknown man, described as tall and brown complexioned, wearing a white T-shirt.

“However, despite several potential witnesses in the area, none of them assisted with police efforts at the scene to establish details of the incident or a more complete description of the alleged suspect.”

Anyone with relevant information is urged to call Constable Michael Charlton on the main police telephone number 295-0011 as police inquiries continue.

Alternatively, callers can use the independent and confidential Crime Stoppers hotline 800-8477 to pass along information anonymously.