UPDATE: Assault victim shows up on Saanich doorstep

Man in medically induced coma after being assaulted and left on Whittier Avenue

  • Dec. 23, 2016 7:00 a.m.
Saanich Police are trying to determine how a man was seriously injured on the 3400 block of Whittier Avenue early Thursday morning.

Saanich Police are trying to determine how a man was seriously injured on the 3400 block of Whittier Avenue early Thursday morning.

Saanich Police are investigating the attack on a man who showed up outside a Saanich home early Thursday.

Police report a resident of the 3400 block of Whittier Avenue was awakened by someone banging on her door at 5:30 a.m. Dec. 22. When she opened the door, a man wearing only lounge pants barged in seeking medical help. The resident went to a neighbour’s home and called 911.

Saanich Police responded to the home and located a 37-year-old man later identified as Michah McClure of Victoria. The man was able to speak briefly to police before being rushed to Victoria General Hospital. McClure sustained severe facial and head injuries and was put into a medically induced coma in the hospital’s ICU.

McClure is well known to police, who suspect he knows the identity of his attackers.

Police suspect the assault on McClure occurred somewhere else other than on Whittier Avenue,” according to a release from Saanich Police. “Police suspect he was assaulted and then transported to the Whittier Avenue area.”

Investigators do not believe the general public is at risk.

Police are asking anyone who may have been in contact with McClure in the 24 hours leading up to the attack to contact Crime Stoppers or the Saanich Police at 250-475-4321.