Family dispute erupts in violence

Father and son injured in Friday night fight over property



A family dispute over property ended with two men being badly injured.

The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 in the middle of Fraser Highway at 240 Street.

Both were taken to hospital.

Cpl. Holly Marks, who speaks for Langley RCMP, said that one of the men was released the following day.

Marks said that police were first alerted to what was reported as a car crash in which a pedestrian was struck. When police arrived, they quickly discovered that a serious assault had occurred.

They found a man and a woman, both bleeding from wounds, and passersby administering first aid.

The woman told police that there had been and argument between a 42-year-old man and his son, 22.

One man had been stabbed and the other struck with a metal bar. Both were taken into custody and taken to hospital with serious injuries that are not considered life threatening.

The men were released on an undertaking to appear in court, and to have no contact with each other.

Police may recommend charges of assault with a weapon, Marks said.