Surrey mob violence caught on video leads to RCMP investigation, mayor calls for action – Global News

Surrey mob violence caught on video leads to RCMP investigation, mayor calls for action - Global News
Video of mob violence in Surrey prompts RCMP investigation and outrage from the mayor
The latest video to circulate on social media showing a violent fight in Surrey has prompted an RCMP investigation and calls from the city’s mayor for police to take “immediate and strong action” against “mob violence.”

RCMP confirm the video was taken around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 in the 7000-block of 128 Street in Newton. It shows a large group of young men running and swarming vehicles in a parking lot outside a strip mall, smashing them with weapons while shouting in Punjabi.

Disturbing video shows mob attacking man, vandalizing cars in Surrey

At least two people are attacked in the video, one of whom is beaten with what looks like wooden or metal rods.

Police initially received two reports of assault with a weapon and vandalism to property around the time the video was taken.

RCMP say they received a copy of the video on Thursday after it was published to various social media platforms in the days following the incident.

While this incident and video is disturbing, having such a wide distribution could potentially help further our investigation and identify those involved, Sturko said in a news release.

While this incident and video is disturbing, having such a wide distribution could potentially help police further our investigation and identify those involved, spokesperson Cpl. Elenore Sturko said in a statement.

VANCOUVER – Troubling video has emerged showing a mob of young men using golf clubs and other makeshift weapons to damage several cars and attack at least one person in Surrey.

We share the communitys concerns about this act of public violence and urge anyone with information to come forward.

No arrests have been made in connection to the incident, and it’s not believed any suspects have been identified.

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum issued his own statement Friday, saying the behaviour in the video is “repugnant and puts the public at risk.”

“It is imperative that RCMP take immediate and strong action to get a handle on this kind of mob violence that is occurring far too frequently in Surrey,” McCallum said.

The mayor pointed to another large brawl caught on video in August outside the Strawberry Hill Shopping Centre, which was also circulated on social media.

There should be zero tolerance towards such despicable behaviour and the swiftest legal means to control this violence, the group said in a statement.

That video prompted RCMP to step up patrols around the Newton-area mall, calling it a “hotspot” for violent behaviour.

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RCMP say they believe several individuals who were involved in the Nov. 11 incident, or who witnessed it, have not yet come forward to police.

We share the communitys concerns about this act of public violence and urge anyone with information to come forward.

The mayor of Surrey, B.C., says he's "deeply concerned" about a video circulating online that shows a large brawl in a parking lot involving young men wielding rods and what appears to be a golf putter.

Disturbing video shows a mob of young men attacking a driver with golf clubs and other makeshift weapons in Surrey, B.C.

The video was taken in the early hours of Nov. 11 in the 7000 block of 128 Street, and RCMP say they are investigating. It shows a large group of men shouting in Punjabi while they swarm vehicles in a parking lot, smashing them with various implements and then attacking at least one person.

The men can then be seen wailing on a number of fleeing cars, and swarming a driver who steps out of his vehicle.

Mayor Doug McCallum pointed to a similar brawl that was caught on video in the Strawberry Hill area in August.

"I am deeply concerned that this kind of mob violence is happening with alarming frequency," the mayor said in a written statement.

"This behaviour is repugnant and puts the public at risk. It is imperative that RCMP take immediate and strong action to get a handle on this kind of mob violence that is occurring far too frequently in Surrey."

Mounties say they received two reports about the latest incident shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Monday, and they obtained a copy of the video on Thursday.

"While this incident and video is disturbing, having such a wide distribution could potentially help police further our investigation and identify those involved," RCMP Cpl Elenore Sturko said in a news release. 

"We share the community's concerns about this act of public violence and urge anyone with information to come forward."

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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