Testimony from Facebook: Police are investigating alleged bodily harm

A young woman from Lévis reports that she was the victim of an unprovoked attack on Thursday morning in a Facebook post that was circulated on social networks. The Lévis City Police Department confirms that they have launched an investigation to shed light on the events.

In her message, shared more than 9,000 times, Angélique Pageau explains that she parked her vehicle when she saw a woman lying on the ground in Lévis. When she got close to inquire about her condition, a person reportedly attacked her from behind and tried to get her into a car.

He would have hit her in the face and body, but the young woman would have managed to escape.

The alleged victim was met by Lévis police, who said they “take the incident very seriously”.

The young woman’s mother was still shocked the day after the events. It was she who contacted the police after being called by her daughter.

“She was so shocked that I couldn’t speak to her,” says Josianne Gosselin.

The mother of the family is asking the public for help to find the alleged attacker. She invites people who may have information to contact the police.

While she is grateful that her daughter is safe today, she is aware that she still has a long way to go to recover from the events.

“The physical wounds will go away, but the psychological wounds are different,” says Ms. Gosselin.

The spokesman for the police directorate advises against posting details on social media and urges victims of crime to contact the police first.

“Putting this out on social media isn’t the best thing. There are elements that can confuse the charts when they are made available to the public. We encourage people to come and meet us first,” explains Jean-Sébastien Levan, spokesman for the Lévis police.

The police officer added that this incident should not prevent anyone from helping someone in need.

“It may be of concern to the public, but it is a civic duty to assist a person who is injured or who needs assistance,” stresses Agent Levan.

“If we fear for his safety for whatever reason, we stay at the scene, call 911 and just wait,” he continues.

He still wanted to reassure the population: “As far as I know, this is an isolated case. Our patrols are present on the territory 24 hours a day,” concludes the police officer.

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