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Hearing-impaired youth ‘mocked’ at SkyTrain

FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

FILE PHOTO, 24 HOURS

Transit Police have arrested and charged a 46-year-old woman from Surrey in relation with a pair of alleged violent assaults on SkyTrain.

Police said that on Feb. 17 a woman and a senior man were assaulted after intervening in the apparent “mocking” abuse of a group of hearing-impaired youth at Royal Oak Station. A group of young students who were deaf and hard-of-hearing boarded the train and began communicating to one another in sign language. The woman moved very close to the group and began to mock the young people who appeared nervous and frightened. It was then that the two people intervened and were allegedly assaulted. 

Tamara Dawne Robertson has been charged with two counts of assault.