Langley RCMP are now searching for a man who they say choked a woman and slammed her head against the wall and then assaulted a man who tried to intervene on Tuesday, June 14.
Police were called to the woman’s home in the Willoughby area for a report of an assault, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy.
Police have learned that the victim had met the suspect several days earlier and offered him the use of her shower and the storage of his things. She became fearful of him so when he left her residence, she moved his belongings outside her home.
“When he returned on Tuesday, he was upset and grabbed her by the throat and hit her head into the wall,” said Largy.
A male acquaintance of the victim tried to intercede but was assaulted as well for his efforts, said police.
The woman and man are traumatized but recovering from their injuries, said Largy.
Police have released a picture of the suspect in hopes someone can identify him.
If you have information that might assist with this investigation, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200. Should you need to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637).