UBC student seriously injured in alleged attack by a group of youths on Vancouver bus


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She alleges that when they pulled out a bottle of vodka and started vaping, no one said anything to them, including the bus driver.

When the victim, who is a permanent resident in Canada and a student at UBC, told them to stop misbehaving, the situation escalated, and she says the bus driver called the police.

She alleges the group then tried to flee the scene so she tried to stop them and two girls started punching her in the face and head, and pulled her hair.

“I was screaming help me, help me but no one did.”

She contends they continued punching and kicking her before stealing her laptop, phone and wallet.

A 24-year-old UBC student was badly beaten on a Vancouver bus Friday night. Four youths have been arrested in connection with the attack.
A 24-year-old UBC student was badly beaten on a Vancouver bus Friday night. Four youths have been arrested in connection with the alleged attack. /jpg

“I am now scared to live here and disappointed to others who ignore the whole situation and could save one Asian girl beaten horribly by four Caucasian minors,” she said.

A 24-year-old UBC student was badly beaten on a Vancouver bus Friday night. Four youths have been arrested in connection with the attack.
A 24-year-old UBC student was badly beaten on a Vancouver bus Friday night. Four youths have been arrested in connection with the alleged attack. /jpg

Transit Police confirmed Saturday that four youths have been arrested in connection with “the alleged attack on a young woman on board a bus in downtown Vancouver Friday night.”

At about 11:20 p.m., a woman was on board a bus in the area of 500 West Pender Street in Vancouver when she noted four youths on the bus, who were drinking alcohol and vaping, according to Transit Police.

“When the woman told them to stop, an argument ensued, and at some point, the victim was allegedly assaulted and robbed of her backpack,” police said, in an email Saturday.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police were notified and spoke with the victim and witnesses. A short time later, Metro Vancouver Transit Police arrested four youth at Commercial-Broadway SkyTrain Station.

All four youth have since been released on a promise to appear in court with their guardians.

“Violence has no place on the transit system,” said Michael Yake, a spokesman for Transit Police.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police says if a transit user comes across a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable or out of the ordinary to discreetly text Transit Police in real time at 87.77.77.

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