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A man taunts the police during the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver on June 15. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail/John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)
A man taunts the police during the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver on June 15. (John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail/John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail)

Two more charged in Stanley Cup riot Add to ...

Police say charges have been approved against two more people suspected of participating in Vancouver’s Stanley Cup riot last June.

Last week, police announced the first batch of charges laid against 25 people suspected of offences ranging from taking part in a riot to arson, theft and assault.

Inspector Les Yeo said on Wednesday that the latest charges, which include participating in a riot and mischief, are against 19- and 20-year-old men, one from Surrey and one from Coquitlam.

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Insp. Yeo noted that of the 27 people charged, 23 either turned themselves in or were arrested, with the latest arrest happening on Wednesday morning.

He said the Vancouver Police Department’s integrated riot investigation team has received additional resources from a squad dedicated to tracking down hard-to-find offenders.

Rioters burned cars, smashed windows and looted stores on June 15 as the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Boston Bruins.

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