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Witness to Abbotsford Costco attack comes forward

A witness to the attack of a young boy at the Abbotsford Costco on Oct. 8 has come forward.

A witness to the attack of a young boy at the Abbotsford Costco on Oct. 8  has come forward.

Cost. Ian MacDonald said the man contacted police after a public plea was issued for witnesses following the incident. He could not reveal any information about the details the man has provided.

"We find that the information he has shared has been very valuable and he has been one of the best witnesses we have ever dealt with," MacDonald said.

No other tips have been received, he added.

At about 12:15  p.m. on Oct. 8, a seven-year-old boy entered a stall in the men's washroom at Costco – located on Sumas Way – and locked the door. Shortly after, another boy, believed to be about 10 years old, climbed under the door and bit the younger boy's lip.

The father heard the boy scream and rushed into the bathroom to find him crying and bleeding. The dad didn't realize an assault had occurred until they were at the hospital, where his son received stitches for his injured lip.

MacDonald said about 10 to 12 people were in the washroom at the time of the incident.

The boy's description of his assailant was that he had dark hair and was wearing dark clothing, including possibly a camouflage-style sweater.

Anyone with information is asked to the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Vikki Hopes

About the Author: Vikki Hopes

I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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