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Witnesses sought in beating of Surrey musician

Michael Taylor was beaten by five youth on April 2. - File
Michael Taylor was beaten by five youth on April 2.
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Police are looking for witnesses to the beating of a popular Surrey musician this month.

On April 2, at about 1:45 a.m., Michael Taylor was bussing home from the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Vancouver when he got into a verbal exchange with some teens.

Several racial epithets were used by the youth toward Taylor, who is black. Taylor got off the #319 bus at 74 Avenue and Scott Road, where he was punched and kicked unconscious.

When police arrived on scene, multiple suspects had already fled on foot. Five subjects were arrested a short time and distance away from the scene of the assault. Taylor received serious but non life threatening head injuries as a result of the assault.

Police are seeking more witnesses to the assault.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

 

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