Serious assualt in Hope

Three local men face charges following an attack on Sunday morning

Two 19-year-old men and one 21-year-old man from Hope are facing assault charges following an attack on another man early Sunday morning.

Hope RCMP were called to the scene behind Coopers Foods on Old Hope Princeton Way at about 2:15 a.m. and found man on the ground bleeding from his head.

Witnesses told police that a group of three men approached and knocked the victim to the ground and began assaulting him. He was taken to Fraser Canyon Hospital to be treated for head injuries and has since been released.

“Police were able to gather information and evidence quickly in this case and make the necessary arrests,” said Const. Tracy Wolbeck.

The three men allegedly involved in the attack were arrested at a house in Hope and have been charged with assault causing bodily harm. They were released from custody, but remain on several conditions until their next court appearance in Chilliwack on Oct. 16.