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Surrey trio charged in riot assault caught on video

Five more accused rioters – four young men from Surrey and a unnamed 17-year-old from Langley – are the latest to be charged for their participation in the 2011 Stanley Cup riot last June.

Three of the Surrey accused – 25-year-old Tanner Bedow, 19-year-old Armando Garcia and 18-year-old Brandon Wise are charged with assaulting Vancouver resident Robert MacKay on the night of the riot.

MacKay, described by police as a Good Samaritan who sought to restrain looters entering the Bay store on Georgia Street, was beaten in an incident caught on video and posted on YouTube.

Vancouver Police released photos of six additional assailants police suspect of assaulting MacKay in hopes the public can help identify them.

VPD Insp. Les Yeo called it a "cowardly and gutless" attack.

All five of those newly charged are also charged with participating in a riot.

Bedow and the Langley youth are also charged with break and enter.

A fifth accused, 18-year-old Eric Hodson, also of Surrey, is also charged with mischief.

A total of 43 alleged rioters are now charged with 114 offences.

The VPD also released more than 250 additional photos of suspected rioters.

It's seeking public help in identifying them at an overhauled website at riot2011.vpd.ca.

Four suspects Vancouver Police want to identify for their potential role in the assault of a Vancouver man during the Stanley Cup riot. Three others from Surrey have now been charged for that attack.  (Photos courtesy VPD)

 

 

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