Vancouver Police Release Photos Of Hate Crime Suspects; City Reported To Be Gay-Bashing Capital Of Canada

Published: June 19, 2010

Earlier this week Andy reported on the brutal attack of David Holtzman and his partner, Peter Regier. The two were punched repeatedly and bitten (yes bitten) by two men who the couple found urinating on the steps of the their townhouse. Today Vancouver police released still images taken from a security camera of two men they believe to be the assailants.

The Province also reports:

Holtzman said he believes the suspect has connections to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event that took place several blocks away at GM Place. "I know that the police have been given evidence saying that the primary suspect has links to UFC,” he said. “It is gay-bashing, but it also is how do we make and keep our neighbourhoods and our communities safe?”

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