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CHATTER (FALL 2017): Violent crime in 14 Division

October 12th, 2017 · No Comments

The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is investigating three high-profile cases of aggravated assault that occurred in 14 Division within a few days of each other in early September.

On September 1 an 18-year-old man left a bar in the Bathurst and College streets area with a group of friends around 1 a.m. He was confronted by a group of men wearing dark clothing who hit him several times, knocking him to the ground, then kicking and stomping on him. After the assailants left the scene, the man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Another assault took place outside a bar in the same area on September 3 when two men got into an argument around 2 a.m. The argument became physical and one man was stabbed. A doorman from a nearby nightclub witnessed the incident, and was stabbed as he tried to help the victim. The suspect is described as being in his twenties, around 5 feet 11 inches tall, and wearing a green and white shirt with blue jeans at the time of the incident. His hair was braided in cornrows under a baseball cap, and he had gold dental jewellery.

A second stabbing took place at the intersection of Dupont Street and Manning Avenue on September 4 around 11 p.m. A 25-year-old male was jogging west on Dupont Street when he was approached from behind by a man brandishing a large hunting knife. The suspect stabbed the jogger in the back and then fled southbound on Manning Avenue. He was last seen around Manning Avenue and London Street.

Police are looking for information about all three cases, especially any video footage captured by witnesses. If you have information about these incidents, please contact TPS at 416-808-1400 or Crimestoppers at 416-222-8477.

—Geremy Bordonaro/Gleaner News

 

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