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Police lay charges in Lindsay stabbing case

DAN CEARNS The Standard

KAWARTHA LAKES: The Kawartha Lakes Police Service have laid charges against a Lindsay man, following a stabbing in Lindsay on Monday, July 17th.

An investigation began that day, into what police called “an unprovoked stabbing on William Street North which sent one man to hospital.” Police then shared, later in the day they had a Lindsay man in custody in relation to the investigation.

At the time, police stated, “While out for a walk, the victim was approached by an unknown male asking for a cigarette. The male became agitated, kicking and stabbing the victim before leaving the area with a second person, who appeared to be waiting across the street.”

On Tuesday, July 18th, Kawartha Lakes police announced a 28 year-old Michael Thomas had been charged with assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

“The accused is being held in custody and will appear at the Ontario Court of Justice, located at 440 Kent Street West in Lindsay, today, July 18th,” a press release stated.

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