Surrey RCMP investigate racial remarks directed at child

SURREY RCMP are investigating an incident involving allegations of racial comments directed at a child in Newton.

On April 11, a nine-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 ongoing 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,” said Superintendent Manly Burleigh, Surrey RCMP Operations Officers, on Tuesday. “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