Calgary police say six teenage boys have been charged in a swarm assault that injured two retailer staff in November.
Police say the group of male youths had been requested to go away a Buyers Drug Mart retailer on 17 Avenue, a well-liked pedestrian avenue within the metropolis’s southwest, after inflicting a disturbance.
They are saying the youngsters left the shop however stayed outdoors the doorway, the place they argued with one of many retailer’s staff as he left on the finish of his shift.
Police say it escalated and the worker was bodily assaulted.
They are saying one other worker who tried to intervene was additionally assaulted by the group.
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A seventh teenager is predicted to be charged and investigators are attempting to determine an eighth individual believed to have been concerned.
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The six youths charged every face one rely of aggravated assault and one rely of assault.
They’re aged between 15 and 17, and can’t be recognized beneath the Youth Prison Justice Act.
That is the second so-called swarm assault by a bunch of youngsters in Canada in a matter of months.
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Eight teenage ladies have been charged with second-degree homicide within the December stabbing dying of a 59-year-old man who lived in Toronto’s shelter system.
Toronto police stated the women, who’re between 13 and 16 years outdated, met on social media and gathered within the metropolis’s downtown space on a Saturday night time.
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