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Man attacked with machete in Newton

A group of people attacked a man with a machete in Newton Monday morning, sending him to hospital with several deep lacerations to his upper body.

At about 1:05 a.m., Surrey RCMP received several calls from people in the area of 141 Street and 75A Avenue that four to five people were striking a lone man with what was described as a machete.

Witnesses also advised that there was a lot of blood at the scene.

The victim is a 25-year-old Surrey resident who was suffering from a number of slashes to his body caused by an "edged weapon," according to police.

He was taken to hospital, where he was treated for deep lacerations to his back and arms. He was in stable condition as of Monday morning.

Police say they have learned that at least one of the attackers was known to the victim and that the attack was planned ahead of time.

Several witnesses described hearing the attack and seeing the suspects flee in a van, silver or grey in colour.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or saw a vehicle driving away from the scene, is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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