Woman charged in Downtown Eastside attack on 71-year-old senior

A Vancouver Police investigation has led to the arrest and charges against a woman who allegedly assaulted a senior in the Downtown Eastside last month.

“When people come forward to report crimes, we often have success in holding offenders accountable,” said Sgt. Steve Addison. “Because this victim called police quickly, our officers were able to gather key evidence that led the identification and arrest of a suspect.”

The assault occurred the morning of October 23, when the 71-year-old victim was walking near International Village, at Abbott and Pender Street. Investigators believe the senior was confronted by a woman who began yelling and screaming at her, then assaulted her.

The victim suffered a broken arm and required hospitalization.

Danica Crystal Corke, 27, has been charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm, following an independent review of the evidence by the BC Prosecution Service.