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Ravinderjit Singh is shown in a photo taken after an incident in Bellingham, Wash., in 2014.
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U.S. court hands Surrey veterinarian 30-day sentence, fines for drinking-glass attack on colleague

Ravinderjit Singh is shown in a photo taken after an incident in Bellingham, Wash., in 2014. Submitted/VANCOUVER DESI JENNIFER... (more...)

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Ravinderjit Singh is shown in a photo taken after an incident in Bellingham, Wash., in 2014.Submitted/VANCOUVER DESI

Surrey vet to be sentenced in Washington for assault with drinking glass

Ravinderjit Singh is shown in a photo taken after an incident in Bellingham, Wash., in 2014.Submitted/VANCOUVER DESI JENNIFER... (more...)

Shalendra Sharma pleaded guilty to a May 26, 1994 sexual assault on the teen, as well as a 2011 assault and separate thefts on women who were either addicted to drugs or trying to earn money to support themselves.

B.C. man jailed for assaulting sex-trade workers including teen in 1994

Shalendra Sharma pleaded guilty to a May 26, 1994 sexual assault on the teen, as well as a 2011 assault and separate thefts... (more...)

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Surrey NDP MPs Jinny Sims and Jasbir Sandhu call on Tories to help stop shootings

Surrey Mounties investigate a shooting in Newton. Tom Zytaruk/SURREY NOW TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW SURREY — Surrey’s NDP... (more...)

Mayor Linda Hepner at the new Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., December 29, 2014. A year has past since Julie Paskall was murdered. Part of a larger story about recent crime in Surrey and the new mayor's apparent absence. Arlen Redekop photo / PNG

“I need to shift the landscape”: Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner refusing to comment on crime

Mayor Linda Hepner at the new Surrey City Hall in Surrey, B.C., December 29, 2014. A year has past since Julie Paskall was... (more...)

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Bikram Yoga founder denies sexual assault allegations by six students including B.C. woman

Surrey woman Jill Lawler is among six women who have filed sexual assault complaints against Bikram Choudhury, the founder... (more...)

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Surrey man who pleaded guilty to mistreating sex trade workers should go to prison for 2-3 years: Crown

This is an RCMP handout photo of Shalendra Sharma, a man accused of being a sexual predator of prostitutes in the DTES. Sharma... (more...)

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Vancouver man who murdered ex-girlfriend and fled to California loses appeal of his sentence

Ninderjit Singh, who was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole for 16 years for the killing of his ex-girlfriend... (more...)

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British man convicted for raping prostitute after DNA linked to crime scene samples

Hardeep Sandhu, 39, was found guilty by a jury of rape and injuring with the intention of committing grievous bodily harm... (more...)

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Heavily drunk passenger on Delhi-London flight jailed for seeking sex from schoolgirl

A heavily drunk passenger travelling from New Delhi to London who pestered a schoolgirl for sex during the flight has been... (more...)

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Prolific B.C. criminal gets 8-1/2 years for taking part in fatal store robbery, violent kidnapping

Justice Janice Dillon, in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster, sentenced Ian Clifford Langthorne, 30, after he pleaded... (more...)

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‘You are an outsider': Community rallies around Canadian convenience store owners beaten by customer

Owners of a convenience store who moved to Canada from India were beaten by a customer and are now seeing an outpouring of... (more...)

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