Asian angler attacker Trevor Middleton denied parole

Trevor Middleton. (QMI Agency Files)

Trevor Middleton. (QMI Agency Files)

Sarah Deeth, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:10 PM ET

LINDSAY, Ont. - A man who led a racially charged attack on a group of Asian-Canadian fishermen in September 2007 was convicted of two counts of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and four counts of aggravated assault in 2009.

On Tuesday, Trevor Middleton's application for early parole was denied by the Ontario Parole Board. No reason was given for the decision.

“I’m not saying that I’m happy, but I’m somewhat relieved,” said Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic director Avvy Go Tuesday.

The clinic drafted a submission to the parole board pointing out that what Middleton did was a hate crime and any consideration of parole should take that into account.

Middleton, a former motocross racer, repeatedly smashed his pickup truck into the rear of a Honda carrying Shayne Berwick and a group of his friends.


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