A BRITISH man has been charged with second-degree murder after the death of a Canadian businessman.
According to police, 28-year-old Craig Gibson got into a fatal altercation with 38-year-old Canadian Brett Sheffield in Toronto’s entertainment district in late August.
When officers arrived at the scene on August 28, they found a man seriously injured with life-threatening injuries.
Two days later, Sheffield died from his injuries in hospital.
It is unknown whether the two men were acquaintances and Gibson’s hometown in the United Kingdom was not disclosed.
Gibson appeared in Toronto bail court on Monday where he was charged with second-degree murder.
NextGen Drainage, a company founded by Sheffield, said on Twitter: “Brett Sheffield, founder of NextGen Drainage Solutions, passed away on August 30th due to a random act of violence.”
“His absence is felt throughout the community, across our company and across his vast network of friends and colleagues.
said in a press release: “On Monday, August 28, 2023, at approximately 11:25 p.m., responded to a call of an assault that had just occurred in the area of Portland Street and King Street West.
“The victim has been identified as Brett Sheffield, 38, of Manitoba.”
The Sun has contacted the Foreign Office for comment.
Last month a British father was arrested on holiday for attempted murder Canada – but his family believes the crime was committed by his doppelganger.
Thomas Nolan, 19, was detained after flying to Canada with his wife Eileen Delaney and their one-year-old son.
Toronto police have since charged him over an alleged car-ramming attack in June – five weeks before Eileen says they arrived in the country.
Eileen took to Facebook to speak out about her husband’s plight and defend his innocence.
She wrote: “We came on vacation on August 1, 2023. Three days later, Thomas Nolan is beaten and arrested in Canada and charged with attempted murder.”
“He is accused of something that happened on June 27th. Thomas was not in Canada on those days.”
She claims that a sinister doppelganger is responsible and that the arrest is a terrible case of mistaken identity.
Although he was granted bail, he remains behind bars.