A Brampton man is facing charges in connection with a hate-motivated criminal offence.
Peel police report that on Sunday Aug. 20, 28-year-old Matthew Wight was driving in the Centre Street and Williams Parkway area when he unexpectedly stopped his vehicle in front of the driveway of a residence.
Police say the accused, unprovoked, uttered racial slurs and attacked the victim, who was standing in the driveway.
The victim, a 31-year-old Brampton man, was transported to a local hospital and was treated for serious facial injuries sustained from the assault.
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Wight was subsequently charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm and one count of breach of recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court today.
If convicted of a criminal offence that is proven to be motivated by hate or bias, higher penalties may be imposed by the judge during sentencing.
If you are the victim of hate or bias-motivated crime, call 911 or 905-453-3311 (in a non-emergency situation).