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VPD releases video of Yaletown assault, nearly a year after attack

A screengrab from a video provided by the VPD, showing an assault outside Pierre's Champagne Lounge in Vancouver's Yaletown on March 31, 2018. (Source: VPD)
Summary

Video shows a Burnaby man in Yaletown being punched in the face, knocking him out

In VPD video, second man shouts at victim after he was assaulted

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Nearly a year after an assault in Yaletown, the VPD has released video footage of the attack in the hopes of finding those responsible.

It happened at around 2 a.m. on March 31, 2018 at Pierre’s Champagne Lounge on Hamilton St. near Nelson St.

The video shows several people milling about outside the lounge, including a few who appear to be in some kind of disagreement.

A man in a hat and black and white jacket then punches a man in a plaid shirt twice. Police say that night, people called 9-1-1 to report the man was unconscious.

After the assault, the video shows a second man in a black shirt shouting at the victim. The VPD says the 28-year-old Burnaby man had to be taken to the hospital with serious head injuries.

There was also apparently a second victim — this person only had minor injuries.

VPD Sergeant Jason Robillard calls it a “serious, disturbing” attack.

“The victim continues to deal with the effects of his life-changing injuries,” he said.

“We want to talk to all of the people involved and get their version of what took place that night,” he added.

Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD at 604-717-2541 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.