Police appeal for witnesses after youth assaulted with baseball bat in New Westminster

NEW Westminster Police are appealing for witnesses after a youth was assaulted with a baseball bat.

On September 15, at approximately 8 p.m., four youths were walking home down the 700-block of 20th Street in New Westminster when a soccer ball belonging to one of the youths crossed the path of a passing vehicle. The vehicle stopped and a man allegedly got out of the passenger side and chased the youths with a metal baseball bat. One of the youths was struck with the bat and required hospitalization.

“This is a gross overreaction on the part of the motorist,” said Sgt. Jeff Scott, “We want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this incident.”

If you have information for the New Westminster Police Department, call 604-525-5411.