Wednesday, April 14, 2021
ADVT 
National

Vancouver Police seeks victims of phony Uber driver sexual assault

Darpan News Desk Vancouver Police, 30 Oct, 2020
  • Vancouver Police seeks victims of phony Uber driver sexual assault

Vancouver Police are looking for more victims of sexual assault to come forward involving a man posing as an Uber driver.

On October 22, 24-year-old Langley resident, Hirdeypal Batth was charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement in relation to a file this past August.

Batth allegedly forcibly confined the victim and sexually assaulted her near Oak Street and King Edward Avenue on August 26. It is believed Batth had posed as the victim’s Uber driver with his white 2020 Land Rover.

“We believe that Batth may have targeted other victims” says Constable Tania Visintin, VPD. “Investigators are expanding their focus to look at crimes that occurred outside of Vancouver and are urging any other victims to please come forward.”

In 2017, Batth was convicted of sexually assaulting a victim with similarities to the current investigation. Batth remains in custody until his next court appearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 604-717-0601 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

MORE National ARTICLES

Conversion therapy ban approved in principle

Conversion therapy ban approved in principle

O'Toole allowed his MPs a free vote on the issue, part of his bargain with social conservatives that helped him secure the Conservative leadership in August.

Conversion therapy ban approved in principle

Blair pledges to address prison isolation concerns

Blair pledges to address prison isolation concerns

Prisoners transferred to the units are supposed to be allowed out of their cells for four hours each day, with two of those hours engaged in "meaningful human contact."

Blair pledges to address prison isolation concerns

Andrew Scheer not voting in U.S. election

Andrew Scheer not voting in U.S. election

In the 2016 presidential election, there were approximately 620,000 Americans in Canada who were eligible to cast ballots, though only around 32,000 did.

Andrew Scheer not voting in U.S. election

COVID-19 deaths hit racialized communities hardest: Stats Can

COVID-19 deaths hit racialized communities hardest: Stats Can

The report's authors say it is more evidence that the pandemic is disproportionately affecting visible minorities, who are more likely to live in overcrowded housing and work in jobs that put them more at risk of exposure to COVID-19.

COVID-19 deaths hit racialized communities hardest: Stats Can

EI commissioners: start review of safety net now

EI commissioners: start review of safety net now

The shortcomings in EI, flagged for years by experts, have been exposed by the pandemic, including that not every worker is covered, nor can everyone who is covered get benefits when they need them.

EI commissioners: start review of safety net now

Steep drop in right whale population raises fears

Steep drop in right whale population raises fears

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that as of January 2019, an estimated 366 North Atlantic right whales remained in the ocean, down from the previous count of 412 in 2018. Oceana Canada campaign director Kim Elmslie said the decline is "a reality check."

Steep drop in right whale population raises fears