Deadly one punch in­ci­dents fu­elled by booze, bravado say po­lice

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

VAN­COU­VER — Van­cou­ver po­lice say al­co­hol and bravado ap­pear to be fu­elling a dis­turb­ing — and some­times deadly — trend of one-punch at­tacks. Const. Brian Mon­tague says there have been at least 10 in­ci­dents this year where peo­ple were hit once in the head and have fallen to the ground un­con­scious. Three peo­ple have died from their in­juries. Mon­tague says in an case last month a 34-year-old man and his wife were head­ing home from a night out at a com­edy club when he was at­tacked. The man was walk­ing past two groups of men who were ar­gu­ing when he was sucker punched and Mon­tague says the man was se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter fall­ing and hit­ting his head.

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