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Three charged with assault following March stabbing, say Whistler RCMP

Charges laid against suspects on Nov. 7, eight months after altercation in Whistler Village's Marketplace
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The Marketplace parking lot in Whistler Village was taped off by police after an assault in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 20.

Three individuals from the Lower Mainland are facing aggravated assault charges eight months after a stabbing in Whistler Village left two men with non-life-threatening injuries. 

In a news release issued Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 9, Whistler RCMP announced Elliot Bains of Delta, Nathan Sidhu from Surrey, and Harmeen Cheema of Vancouver have each been charged with two counts of aggravated assault. Bains and Sidhu each face an additional charge for possession of a weapon. 

Charges were laid against the suspects on Nov. 7. 

Whistler RCMP officers were initially called to respond to reports of "an altercation involving a knife" near Whistler's Marketplace, located in the 4300 block of Lorimer Road, on Sunday, March 20 at about 4:30 a.m. At the scene, police found two stabbing victims suffering from non-life-threatening injuries, who were later transported to hospital for treatment. The suspects had reportedly fled the area. 

All involved in the incident were from the Lower Mainland and in their 20s, police said at the time. 

Members of Sea to Sky RCMP detachments identified and arrested two individuals in the days following the incident who were believed to be involved. The accused were released pending further investigation.

According to the release, the RCMP's Sea to Sky General Investigation Section ultimately identified the three suspects as a result of its investigation. 

We are committed to keeping our communities safe and are pleased that the culmination of this investigation has led to charges, said Cpl. Angela Kermer in the release.