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VPD investigation leads to charges in DTES stranger attack

BY The Canadian Press, Nov 25, 2021 9:48 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Vancouver police say they have arrested and charged a woman who allegedly assaulted a senior in the Downtown Eastside last month. (Photo - Vancouver Police/Twitter)

Vancouver police say they have arrested and charged a woman who allegedly assaulted a senior in the Downtown Eastside last month. (Photo - Vancouver Police/Twitter)

Vancouver police say they have arrested and charged a woman who allegedly assaulted a senior in the Downtown Eastside last month. (Photo - Vancouver Police/Twitter)

Vancouver police say they have arrested and charged a woman who allegedly assaulted a senior in the Downtown Eastside last month.

Sergeant Steve Addison says the 71 year old victim was confronted by a woman who yelled at her and then assaulted her.

He says the victim suffered a broken arm and was hospitalized.

Police say the BC Prosecution Service conducted an independent review of the evidence and has now charged a 27-year-old woman with one count of assault causing bodily harm.

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