New Westminster – On March 2nd at approximately 1:00 pm New Westminster Police Department officers responded to a report of a serious assault inside a residence on Princess Street. The victim was transported to hospital, where she remains in critical condition. A nearby school was temporarily sheltering in place as a precaution while NWPD officers secured the scene. That same afternoon, and with the assistance of the Vancouver Police Department, a suspect was safely taken into custody. It is believed the suspect and the victim are known to each other. At this time, Andywele Mullings a 42 year old New Westminster resident has been charged with the following:
One count of Aggravated Assault contrary to Section 268 (2) of the Criminal Code
One count of Assault with Weapon contrary to Section 267(a) of the Criminal Code.
“I would appeal to members of the public who were in the area at the time who may have witnessed something suspicious to contact us,” stated Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “Any small piece of information could assist us as we piece everything together.”
The New Westminster Major Crime Unit has taken conduct of this investigation. The investigation is in its initial stages and updates will be provided as the investigation progresses. Investigators are asking anyone with information on this incident to please reach out to investigators at 604-525-5411.
CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Sanjay Kumar