Vancouver – A Vancouver Police investigation has led to charges in connection with a series of unprovoked attacks last week in the city’s Fairview neighbourhood.
VPD launched an investigation August 18, after three people were attacked by a stranger while walking in the west-side neighbourhood. A 70-year-old man and two women, aged 33 and 23, suffered various injuries when they were attacked by someone they didn’t know.
About 36 hours later, in the early hours of August 20th, a 54-year-old woman was attacked inside her Riley Park home following a home invasion. The woman suffered multiple serious and life-threatening injuries that required hospitalization.
“Though the attacker fled following the final assault, patrol officers located and arrested a suspect nearby,” says Sergeant Steve Addison. “VPD Major Crime investigators then gathered additional evidence linking the suspect to the three previous attacks.”
BC Prosecution Service has now approved charges against Martin Lamb, a 21-year-old Vancouver man. Lamb is charged with two counts of assault, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of break and enter.