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Suspect sought after newcomer is attacked in Surrey

Police release a surveillance image of a suspect said to be linked to an attack in Surrey on Nov. 16th, 2017. (Courtesy Surrey RCMP)

Syrian newcomer sustains minor injuries after attack in Surrey

Police search for man, said to be linked to 'unprovoked' assault south of the Fraser

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Mounties south of the Fraser River need your help finding a suspect, they say, is believed to be involved in an “unprovoked” assault last month.

They say shortly before 12 p.m. on November 16th, officers were called to 72nd Avenue in Surrey’s Newton neighbourhood after receiving reports of the attack. Investigators say an 18-year-old boy, who recently arrived from Syria, was elbowed in the face by the suspect for no apparent reason.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

Police have surveillance images of the suspect and are hoping anyone who knows anything about this case, to call them.

“A simple assault can have a profound impact on a new person to the country,” says Corporal Scotty Schumann. “At a recent Surrey RCMP Diversity Unit event for refugees and immigrants, Sergeant Ray Stanford reached out to the family of the victim to offer support and updates.”

Anyone with more information about this case is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604.599.0502 and quote the file# 2017-163917. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS.