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Police looking for possible witnesses in assault investigation

Police looking for possible witnesses in assault investigation

Officers assigned to the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an assault that occurred Monday in Dartmouth. The suspect has been arrested however, police are looking to speak with three potential witnesses to the assault.

On September 25 at approximately 3:30 p.m., police responded to an unknown trouble call at 16 Regent Drive. The female victim told a man who was standing in the hallway that a man known to her had just assaulted her in her apartment and she asked for his help. The man notified someone else of the incident who then called police. When officers arrived on scene the victim, the suspect and the man the victim spoke with had left the building.

Just after 3 p.m., a cab driver picked up the victim and suspect around Regent Drive and dropped them off at a bus stop near Mount Edward Road and Lucien Drive.

Later, between 3-5 p.m., another man picked up the victim in the area of Mount Edward Road and Lucien Drive and dropped her off at the Dartmouth General Hospital.

Investigators are looking to speak to these three people as potential witnesses.

At 1:18 a.m. on September 28, the suspect was arrested at a residence on Lucien Drive without incident. The 25-year-old Dartmouth man has been charged with numerous assault related offences as well as additional charges in relation to this incident and other incidents. We are not naming the accused in this matter in order to protect the identity of the victim.

The investigation is ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to come forward by calling 902-490-5016. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submitting a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca or texting a tip – Tip 202 + your message to 274637.

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Source: Media Release

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