Contact: Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy
West Vancouver – Criminal Charges have now been laid against a 19-year-old Surrey resident, in relation to a knife slashing at Ambleside Park in 2020.
The assault happened on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at approximately 6:15 pm in Ambleside Park, East of the concession stand.
WVPD officers quickly attended the area after reports of a fight involving two groups of males.
Four suspects were identified and taken into custody near the scene.
The then 17-year-old victim suffered significant facial injuries as a result of the assault that is alleged to have involved a knife.
“Detectives from our Major Investigations Team did an excellent job of gathering key evidence after this violent incident,” says Cst. Kevin Goodmurphy. “The victim in this suffered life-altering injuries, and we are pleased to see that charges have been approved.”
Recently, the BC Prosecution Service approved criminal charges against 19-year-old Surrey resident, Akash Ram, in relation to this incident.
Ram has been charged with the following:
• Assault with a Weapon sec. 267(a) CCC
• Possessing a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose sec. 88(1) CCC
His next court appearance is scheduled for June 23, 2021 at 9:30 am in North Vancouver.