Surrey RCMP investigate beating in Guildford, then stabbing, in Whalley

Surrey RCMP investigate beating in Guildford, then stabbing, in Whalley

SURREY – A Surrey man was sent to hospital in critical condition Thursday night after being struck on the head during a domestic dispute in Guildford.

The victim, 29, was found unconscious and bleeding on the street on 98th Avenue at 149A Street just after 9 p.m.

Police said he’d been in an argument with another man, who then hit him with some kind of blunt object.

A suspect, 28, of no fixed address, was arrested at a coffee shop several blocks away. Police are recommending that assault charges be laid.

Roughly three hours later, in an unrelated incident, a 19-year-old Surrey man was stabbed in front of a store in the 13000-block of 104th Avenue in Whalley.

He was taken to hospital with neck wounds, from which he is expected to recover. Police have not identified a suspect.

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