Assault charges after victim found unconscious on side of road

Guysborough County District RCMP has charged a man after a physical altercation in Fishermans Harbour.

On March 2, at approximately 6:50 p.m., police responded to a report of an unconscious man laying on the side of Fishermans Harbour Rd. in Fishermans Harbour, suffering from injuries consistent with having been assaulted. When police arrived, the 31-year-old Port Bickerton man was not breathing and was unconscious. A 46-year-old Fishermans Harbour man, was administering first aid to the victim and an RCMP member began CPR. The victim was successfully revived and EHS arrived a short time later to take over medical. The victim was transported to hospital by ambulance.

Police determined that the victim had been in a physical altercation with a 29-year-old Port Hastings man at a home in Fishermans Harbour prior to being located by police. Police attended a home in Port Bickerton and located the 29-year-old man, where he was arrested. The man was transported to the Antigonish RCMP Detachment where he was held in custody overnight.

Brandon Trent Aylward, 29, of Port Hastings, has been charged with Aggravated Assault and Failure to Comply with Conditions of a Release Order (2 counts). Aylward has been remanded into custody and will appear in Antigonish Provincial Court on March 9, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

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