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RCMP on Vancouver Island increasing presence around Cowichan District Hospital after reports of multiple sexual assaults

BY The Canadian Press, translated by Connect News, Nov 20, 2020 10:23 AM - REPORT AN ERROR

File - The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

RCMP on Vancouver Island say will increase their presence around the Cowichan District Hospital as they investigate reports of multiple sexual assaults outside the building.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP say were made aware of sexual assaults believed to have taken placed between Nov. 2 and Nov. 17 near the grounds of the hospital.

Mounties say they're looking to speak to any potential victims.

In the meantime, police say uniformed officers in marked police vehicles will increase their patrols of the property.

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