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40-year-old man wanted on Canada-wide warrant believed to be in Victoria (UPDATED)


Shortly after 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 14th, VicPD officers located and arrested Gregory Brotherston at a suite in a multi-unit residential building in the 700-block of Courtney Street.

He remains in custody.

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VicPD officers are asking for the public’s help in locating 40-year-old Gregory Brotherston.

Brotherston is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for suspension of statutory release and is believed to be in Victoria. 

He is currently serving a three-year federal sentence for assault causing bodily harm and break and enter.

Brotherston and his family are known to have a history of violence. In 2009, Brotherston, his brother and father were on trial for murder of 33-year-old Keith Taylor on May 30th, 2008.

The trio, who were eventually aquitted of second-degree murder, drove the lifeless body of Taylor to the West Shore RCMP detachment. 

The judge found that Brotherston and his brother were assisting their father Ken Sr., who was acting in self-defence.

Following the above, Brotherston was involved in several other serious incidents, that included attacking a man in his home, leaving the resident with serious injuries.

Brotherston also served three years in jail for the death of 57-year-old Rick Green.

According to Global News, Brotherston, who was 31 at the time, was arguing with his ex-girlfriend outside the Country Rose Pub in Langford when the Green tried to intervene.

Brotherston struck Green in the face, causing him to fall backwards, striking his head on the pavement.

He was taken to hospital but he died days later.

Brotherston is described as Caucasian, standing 6’1” tall and weighing approximately 220 pounds. He has short hair and blue eyes.

If you see Brotherston do not approach him and call 911. 

Anyone with information about where Brotherston may be is asked to call VicPD at (250) 995-7654.

To report what you know anonymously, call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. 

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