Altercation in Hope grocery store parking lot

Teen faces assault charges after hitting his friend on the head with a bike

An 18-year-old Hope teen is facing assault charges after a confrontation with his friend in front of Buy & Save Foods last Thursday.

Police were called to the scene just before 12:30 p.m. and found the 19-year-old victim in the parking lot bleeding from a laceration on his head.

“They were at a party the night before where the suspect felt the other individual did something,” said Staff Sgt. Suki Manj. “Thursday was the first day he confronted him after the party and he picked up his bike and swung it at (his friend). Anytime alcohol is involved these things can happen.”

The 18-year-old teen called police to confess to the assault and was immediately arrested. He was later released on a promise to appear in court with conditions.

Police are still investigating the incident and could be recommending a charge of assault with a weapon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 604-869-7750.