Investigators have been able to identify the five youth who were sought in this investigation. All of the youth involved voluntarily came forward and contacted police yesterday. While none of them have been charged with any offence at this time, the investigation remains open and active. Their photos have now been removed from the original media release.
On Thursday, August 18, 2022, just after 12:30 a.m., a group of seven youths were on a BC Transit bus heading southbound on Shelbourne Street near Cedar Hill Cross Road. Two youths from the group walked to the back of the bus and attacked a youth sitting with some friends. Other youths from the group filmed the assault, the video of which was later shared on a social media platform. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Investigators were able to identify and arrest the two youths who committed the assault and are recommending charges of assault causing bodily harm. Although the victim and the two facing charges were not known to each another, police believe the incident stemmed from an interaction at a bus stop about an hour and a half prior.
Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information & Communications Officer