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NWPD make arrest in assault investigation

New Westminster – On Monday October 28th at approximately 2:00 pm, NWPD Patrol Officers responded to a report of a fight involving multiple subjects in Moody Park near the outdoor pool. Upon police arrival, a 16 year old victim was located suffering from a number of significant but non-life threatening injuries, and he was subsequently transported to a local area hospital for treatment of these injuries. The initial investigation revealed that this was not a random attack nor did it appear to be gang related.

The continuing police investigation has now resulted in the arrest of a 17 year old New Westminster resident. The accused in this matter made his first appearance in New Westminster Court on October 31st and is now charged with one count of Assault Causing Bodily Harm under Section 267 (b) of the Criminal Code. As he is under 18 years of age and considered a Young Person under the Youth Criminal Justice Act he cannot be identified. The accused has since been released on bail with his next appearance on November 6th, 2013.

Investigators believe there may be other individuals involved in this incident and are asking anyone with additional information to please contact Constable Justine Thom at 604-525-5411.