Surrey Mounties investigate Whalley stick attack

SURREY — Mounties are looking for three men after a 55-year-old man was beaten with a stick near Whalley’s Front Room drop-in centre for the homeless late Tuesday night.

The victim was found “unresponsive” on the street, suffering from cuts to his face and head, and was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital. A broken wooden stick was found nearby.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Bert Paquet said it’s not known if the victim was unresponsive because of his injuries, or level of intoxication.

“It’s probably a combination,” he said.

The attack happened in the 10600-block of 135A Street, at about 11 p.m. Police have yet to determine a motive for the attack, are reviewing surveillance camera footage and are canvassing in the neighbourhood for clues.

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