Red Deer City RCMP are investigating a serious assault against a 24-year-old Red Deer man early Sunday morning in the downtown.
At about 1 a.m., it is alleged that a group of males approached the man who was walking alone near Ross Street and 51st Avenue and asked for a cigarette.
When the victim declined to provide a cigarette, he was punched in the face at least twice before losing consciousness and falling to the ground.
Four males continued to assault the victim by punching and kicking him while he was on the ground.
The victim suffered multiple facial and head injuries, which required him to be hospitalized.
The victim recalls that at least one person witnessed the event and offered assistance after the fact.
Police received the complaint of the assault on Wednesday afternoon.
If anyone has information regarding the identity of the four males responsible for the assault, contact Red Deer City RCMP at 403-343-5575.
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