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Witnesses asked to come forward following assault with edged weapon

New Westminster – On the evening of June 19th New Westminster Police Department officers were dispatched to the Quayside Boardwalk after a man reported being attacked from behind by a stranger armed with an edged weapon. Police rushed to the scene but were unable to locate anyone matching the suspect description. The suspect is described as an Asian man in his twenties, with short black hair, a light complexion, slim build, wearing black sweatpants and no shirt.

The victim suffered minor injuries from the assault. Officers secured the scene and began collecting evidence, interviewing people in the area, and canvasing for CCTV footage. Investigators believe witnesses to this attack may have fled the area prior to police arriving on scene. Police are now appealing for those witnesses to share with police what they saw and for anyone with dash-cam footage in the area to contact police.

Police are interested in dash-cam or video footage from the 900 block of Quayside Drive, Inn at the Quay, and behind the Boathouse Restaurant between 7:10pm and 8:00pm.

“This is a disturbing incident, and we are thankful the victim only sustained minor injuries,” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “We encourage anyone who may have witnessed the attack or has relevant footage to come forward. Your information could be crucial in our investigation.”

Anybody who has any further information regarding this incident should contact New Westminster Police Department by calling 604-525-5411.


CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan