A New Aiyansh teenager made his first court appearance on May 2 after being charged with assault, report the RCMP in New Aiyansh.
“On February 21st, the Nass Valley RCMP were alerted by concerned residents that a vicious fight was captured on YouTube and being viewed by other youth in the [Nisga’a] Nation,” a press release from the RCMP detachment in New Aiyansh states.
“After viewing the video and further investigation, it was clear the fight was unprovoked and the victim was attacked. The suspect teen is seen repeatedly kicking and punching the victim who tries to defend himself,” the release continues.
“It is unknown who took the video or posted it on the internet. The video was removed from the YouTube sight after police preserved it as evidence.”
Police say a youth was arrested the next day and released with conditions not to be found in New Aiyansh or consume alcohol.
His next court appearance is July 4 in New Aiyansh.