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17 year-old charged with assault in Beaverton

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

BROCK: Durham Regional Police (DRPS) have charged a 17-year-old man with assault following an incident in Beaverton.

According to police, on Monday, July 26th, an investigation was opened into a weapons-related assault which had allegedly happened on Saturday, July 24th, on Moorlands Drive.

At approximately 11 p.m., several males attended this location for a consensual fight when two of the parties produced weapons. One victim received serious injuries as a result of being slashed with a knife and struck with a metal pole,” a press release from DRPS explained. “A video emerged of the attack, and officers were able to identify the suspects who were armed with weapons.” The 17 year-old suspect, who has not been identified by police, is being charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault, two counts of Assault with a Weapon, three counts of Uttering Threats and two counts of Possession of Weapons Dangerous to the Public Peace.

Durham police are still looking for a second suspect.

Those who have more information on the case are asked to call Detective/Constable Bowers of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 extension 2953.

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