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Vehicular assault? Man accused of hitting Surrey pedestrians charged

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Surrey RCMP say a man accused of hitting two pedestrians with a vehicle has been criminally charged.

The incident happened around 1 p.m. on Thursday, in an alleyway near 172 Street and 59th Avenue.

In a media release, police said the pedestrians — a 24-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman — were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

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Mounties arrested a suspect nearby shortly afterward, and the Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is leading the case.

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Police said Nicholas Giles, 24, is now facing two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of assault with a weapon and remains in custody pending his next court appearance.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or has relevant video is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.