Women assaulted in Chatham

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Two men are in custody this morning after a couple of serious assaults against local women in recent days.

One occurred last night, according to Chatham-Kent police. The victim was punched so hard that she lost a tooth.

Police say about 9 p.m. a married couple was in their home when the man punched the woman in the jaw, jarring loose a tooth.

When she went to call 911, police say the man chucked her phone outside. When she went to retrieve it, he locked her out of the house and threatened her life.

A 53-year-old man is charged with assault causing bodily harm and uttering threats.

Meanwhile, on Sunday about 2:30 a.m., a man got into a quarrel with two women outside a Chatham bar.

Police say he tossed one woman to the ground before flailing away on the other. The beating resulted in a concussion and bruising.

The women called police, but the men had left the scene.

About 3:30 a.m. today, a 25-year-old Chatham man walked into police headquarters to turn himself in. He’s charged with assault and assault causing bodily harm.

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