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Police say woman found beaten outside Surrey, B.C., hockey arena is near death.

A rink attendant dumps snow from a Zamboni as an RCMP officer sits outside the Newton Arena in Surrey, B.C., on Monday December 30, 2013, where a 53-year old woman was attacked outside the arena Sunday night. The RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said the woman is not expected to survive. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
December 30, 2013 - 2:26 PM

SURREY, B.C. - Police say a woman who was viciously attacked outside a hockey arena in Surrey, B.C., isn't expected to survive her injuries.

Officers and an ambulance were called to the Newton Arena on Sunday night for a report of an unconscious woman in the parking lot.

Police say they found the 53-year-old Surrey woman with injuries so serious she isn't expected to recover.

Homicide investigators have taken over the case and say it appears the attack was random and motivated by robbery.

There was another attack in the same area on Dec. 16, and police say there are similarities in both investigations.

There have been two dozen homicides in Surrey so far this year, a toll that prompted the mayor to launch a police task force.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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