Five more Stanley Cup rioters from Surrey charged

By Veeno Dewan

Vancouver police have announced a names of more people charged in Stanley Cup riots.

Five out of another eight Stanley Cup rioters charged by Crown prosecutors are from Surrey.

The charges arise from the violence, arson; damaging and looting that took place in downtown Vancouver June 15 after the Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Cup final.

The Surrey five as charged are Eric Palmer aged 26, Chelsea Andrews, 18 face charges of participating in a riot and break and enter. Duncan Yee, 20, is also charged with disguise with intent to commit a crime and break and enter. Samia Ahmed, 18, of Surrey, faces two counts of break and enter and one court of participating in a riot. Arian Anwari, 18, of Surrey is charged with participating in a riot, carrying a weapon for a dangerous purpose and mischief.

Non-Surrey residents charged with riot-related offences include Sean Yates, 22, of Burnaby; Joshua Pharand, 19, of Chilliwack; and Timothy Lau, 21, of Comox.
A total of 103 charges have now been laid against 38 accused rioters.

Vancouver Police are seeking the prosecution of 100 suspected rioters by the Crown and said hundreds more requests could still be made.

The province meanwhile is asking the court to televise the upcoming trials of Stanley Cup rioters.