Police asking for help identifying assailant

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Chatham-Kent police are asking for assistance in identifying a man who assaulted an elderly man as he was caring for motorcyclist on May 7.

As previously reported, around 3:30 pm, a 63-year-old man was assisting a disabled motorcyclist at the corner of Grand Avenue and Ursuline Avenue in Chatham when he was approached by an unknown man who began arguing with him.

The suspect punched the man in the head and throat.  Later that day, the man went to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance as he was having difficulty breathing and learned that his larynx was fractured.  The man was airlifted to London for emergency surgery.  He has since been released and is now recovering at home.

Police are need the public’s assistance in identifying the man responsible for this assault.  He is described as a white man, 35 to 40 years of age with brown or dark blonde hair. He was wearing a grey t-shirt, light coloured pants and a ball cap.  He was also carrying a backpack with what appeared to be a television or monitor.

Police are also looking to speak with the motorcyclists whom the victim was assisting.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Constable Shawn Mungar of the Major Crimes Unit at 519-436-6600 ext. 288 or shawnm@chatham-kent.ca.  Anonymous callers may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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