Police seeking public’s help after 16-year-old reportedly assaulted in Uxbridge

Investigators are asking the public to help identify the person responsible for an assault that reportedly sent a 16-year-old to hospital yesterday.

On Tuesday (July 24) at approximately 1:20 a.m., officers were called to the Uxbridge Cottage Hospital regarding a 16-year-old male with multiple injuries. He was later taken to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto for further tests and treatment, but has since been released.

Police say the 16-year-old was spending the evening drinking with friends at various locations in Uxbridge, including a park, a friend’s house, as well as visiting some downtown restaurants. At approximately 12:30 a.m. police allege the male was assaulted by an unknown person or persons just west of the laundromat on Reach Street. He woke a short time later in a pool of blood and made his way to a nearby house for assistance.

Anyone with new information about the person(s) responsible is asked to call Det. McArthur of the North Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2677.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at http://www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

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