Surrey RCMP investigate racial remarks toward child

Surrey

2021-04-14 13:52 PDT

File # 2021-52163

Surrey RCMP is investigating a disturbing incident involving allegations of racial comments directed at a child, in Newton.

On April 11, 2021, a 9-year-old child was at a grocery store in the 7500-block of King George Boulevard with their family, when they were approached by an unknown man who allegedly made racists comments to the child.

Through investigation, officers identified the man who is known to police. The investigation is on-going as officers work on gathering additional evidence, which includes speaking with witnesses and seizing video evidence.

This incident was understandably upsetting for the child and their family and we have engaged Victim Services, says Superintendent Manly Burleigh, Surrey RCMP Operations Officers. Comments like the ones directed at this child are reprehensible, unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our community.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.
 

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Sgt. Elenore Sturko

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
www.surreyrcmp.ca
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776

Email: surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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