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Homicide team takes over assault case 0

By Nick Eagland, 24 hours Vancouver

(CARMINE MARINELLI, 24 HOURS)

(CARMINE MARINELLI, 24 HOURS)

The victim of a brutal assault in New Westminster is “not expected to survive,” according to the RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

New Westminster police responded to a call on Dec. 17 and found a man badly injured near 23rd Street and Eighth Avenue around 7:45 p.m. The victim was hospitalized and police have one person in custody.

Police are processing the crime scene and an investigation is underway.

“IHIT has taken conduct of this case in New Westminster due to the serious condition of the victim who is not expected to survive,” Sgt. Bari Emam said in the news release.

IHIT is asking anyone with information related to the incident to phone 1-877-551-4448 or to email ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Tips can also be phoned in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submitted to Solvecrime.ca

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