Accused attacker stands trial in higher court

A man accused of stabbing two other men in Harewood last February will stand trial in Supreme Court in Nanaimo next year.

A man accused of stabbing two other men in Harewood last February will stand trial in Supreme Court in Nanaimo next year.

Shane Alexander Parkin is facing two charges of aggravated assault. Police allege he attacked two men near Fairview Elementary School Feb. 12.

The two victims were taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after each was stabbed multiple times. Police said at the time the assault was vicious and appeared to be random and unprovoked.

Parkin, who remains in custody, was arrested shortly after the attack.

His trial is set for Feb. 20-29.