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Two charged with attempted murder following stabbing in Georgina

Two people have been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing in Georgina Friday (Sept. 17).

According to the York Regional Police, officers responded to an injured person call in the area of The Queensway South and Simcoe Avenue around 9 a.m.

“Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim suffering from multiple serious stab wound injuries. His dog was also hit, however was not injured,” reads a media release.

“The 33-year-old male victim was transported to hospital and has since recovered.”

The two suspects were identified through the course of the investigation, police noted.

James Slatcher of Newmarket has been charged with attempt murder, aggravated assault, assault cause bodily harm, uttering threats, possession of a weapon, unlawfully in a dwelling house, disguise with intent, mischief under $5,000 and breach of probation.

Christian Barretto of Georgina has been charged with attempt murder, aggravated assault, assault cause bodily harm, uttering threats, possession of a weapon, unlawfully in a dwelling house, disguise with intent, mischief under $5,000 and willfully cause unnecessary pain/suffering to an animal.

They were held pending a bail hearing Monday (Sept. 20).

“Investigators are asking any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time who have not yet spoken to police to please come forward. They are also seeking any video surveillance from the area,” the media release reads.

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