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Police charge man following several hate-motivated incidents in Vaughan

File photo of a York Regional Police cruiser. (File/CITYNEWS)

Police north of Toronto say an arrest has been made after a series of alleged hate-motivated incidents.

In Sept., York Regional Police received a call from someone in Vaughan after another person shouted anti-Semitic remarks at them.

Police say that when the victim began filming, “the suspect approached and attempted to assault him.”

They say further information has connected six additional incidents.

One of the aforementioned incidents involved graffiti that referenced and mentioned both the Black and Jewish communities.

“York Regional Police does not tolerate hate crime in any form and will ensure those individuals who commit these types of crimes are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” the force said in a statement.

43-year-old Kurt Edwards is facing numerous charges as a result, including assault.


With files from the Canadian Press

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