Cowardly attack


Warning: The video police have released shows the attack. Viewer discretion is advised.

There is a B.C. connection to a senseless and violent crime in Mississauga Ontario.

Toronto-area police are looking for three suspects, possibly from B.C., who are suspects in an attack on a man with autism.

The attack which was caught on security camera, happened last Tuesday night at a bus terminal outside a mall in Mississauga, Ont.

Peel Regional Police say a 29-year-old man was sitting on the bottom step of stairs when he was violently attacked by three males. The first man punched the victim in the face, breaking his nose then the victim was surrounded and punched and kicked.

The victim was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Peel police tell CTV News, they believe at least one of the suspects involved in the "brutal assault" might be from B.C., or have some connection to the province. They're asking anyone in our province to look at the video police released last week and contact them with more information on the suspects.

"We saw the video and we decided to release that video to the public, and by doing that, we generated a lot of information," Const. Harinder Sohi told CTV News Monday.

"Our information is that all three parties that are responsible for this assault are from British Columbia, the Lower Mainland area."

Sohi would not say what the information was or how it came to police but said that they'd verified it and it looked to be credible.

"I think this really shows the power of social media. Once we released that video, it was amazing to see not only the tips we received but also the response from the community for the victim himself – all the well-wishes and people wanting to reach out to the victim," Sohi said.

"I can tell you that the victim is with his family and is getting a lot of support."

The males have been described as South Asian and about 5-10.

-with files from CTV

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