Surrey RCMP charge man for alleged assault of Syrian refugee
Surrey RCMP say a 52-year-old man has been charged after allegedly assaulting a recent Syrian refugee.
Police say Mark Nijjer was walking near the Newton bus loop when he allegedly elbowed the 18-year-old victim in November 2017.
Cpl. Scotty Schumann said the family was surprised with the charge.
“When you’re fleeing from a country that’s war-torn like Syria is, and coming to a country like Canada with an excellent reputation… It caught this family off-guard,” he said.
RCMP say Nijjer is known to police, and is scheduled to appear in court next week.
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