Vancouver police say charges laid in alleged downtown gay bashing
Assault charges have been laid against two men in connection with an alleged gay bashing that took place last month in downtown Vancouver, police say.
Police responded to the incident on October 8 in the area of the Tinseltown shopping and entertainment complex, located at the intersection of West Pender Street and Abbott Street, according to a news release from the Vancouver Police Department.
Port Moody resident Michael Anton Hostland, 22, has been charged with one count of assault.
Fort St. John resident Dustin James Sciog, 20, has been charged with three counts of assault.
Hostland and Sciog were arrested at the scene but then released as police conducted an investigation.
They are scheduled to appear in court on November 22.