Vancouver Police arrest woman who allegedly assaulted a senior in the Downtown Eastside

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The Vancouver Police announced Wednesday they have arrested a woman who allegedly assaulted a senior in the Downtown Eastside.

Danica Crystal Corke, 27, has been charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm, following an independent review of the evidence by the BC Prosecution Service, the Vancouver Police said in a statement.

The assault occurred the morning of October 23, when the 71-year-old victim was walking near International Village, at Abbott and Pender Street. Investigators believe the senior was confronted by a woman who began yelling and screaming at her, then assaulted her, the Vancouver Police added.

The victim suffered a broken arm and and required hospitalization.

Sergeant Steve Addison said “When people come forward to report crimes, we often have success in holding offenders accountable.”

“Because this victim called police quickly, our officers were able to gather key evidence that led the identification and arrest of a suspect,” Sergeant Addison added.

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