Region of Peel – Investigators from the 22 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have charged a male with a Hate-Motivated Criminal offence.

On Sunday August 20, 2017, Matthew WIGHT, a 28 year-old male from Brampton, was operating a motor vehicle in the area of Centre Street and Williams Parkway in the City of Brampton.  Unexpectedly, the accused stopped his motor vehicle in front of a driveway of a residence.  While unprovoked, the accused uttered racial slurs and attacked the victim who was standing in the driveway.

The victim, a 31 year-old male resident of Brampton, was transported to a local hospital and was treated for serious facial injuries sustained from the assault.  

Matthew WIGHT was subsequently charged with one count of Assault Cause bodily Harm and one count of Breach of Recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.  WIGHT is scheduled to appear at the A. Grenville & William Davis Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton on August 21, 2017. 

If convicted of a criminal offence and it is proven to be motivated by hate or bias, higher penalties may be imposed by the judge during sentencing.

For further information about Hate-and Bias-motivated crime, please visit our website at www.peelpolice.ca/hate

If you are the victim of Hate or Bias-Motivated crime, in the case of an emergency call 911.  In the case of a non-emergency call 905-453-3311.