New Westminster – On September 15, 2017 at approximately 8:00pm four youths were walking home down the 700 block of 20th Street in New Westminster. A soccer ball belonging to one of the youth crossed paths with a passing vehicle. The vehicle stopped and a man allegedly got out of the passenger side and chased the youths with a metal baseball bat. One of the youths was struck with the bat and required hospitalization.
“This is a gross overreaction on the part of the motorist,” stated Media Relations Officer Sergeant Jeff Scott, “We want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident.”
The New Westminster Police Department is appealing for witnesses to the assault. If you have information for the New Westminster Police Department please call 604-525-5411.