Volume 95, Issue 92

Wednesday, March 27, 2002
 
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By Erin Conway-Smith
Gazette Staff


Police are investigating two separate assaults that occurred in London's downtown core during the early hours of Tuesday morning, possibly perpetrated by the same suspects.

According to const. Ryan Holland of the London Police Department, at approximately 1 a.m. yesterday, a 31-year-old male was physically assaulted and pepper sprayed by a group of males in the vicinity of King and Talbot Streets.

Approximately 50 minutes later, a 25-year-old male received minor injuries after he was physically assaulted in the bathroom at The Scots Corner, a pub located near Wellington and Dundas streets.

Holland said two suspects are currently being investigated in connection with both assaults.

One suspect is described as a white male aged 20 to 25, 6'1", 190 lbs. with short black hair and a goatee. The second suspect is described as a white male, 200 lbs. with short red hair and a goatee.

Holland confirmed there is a city surveillance camera located in the King and Talbot area, but did not know if the first assault had been caught on tape.

Anyone with information regarding the incidents has been asked to contact the LPD or Crime Stoppers at 661-8477.

Tim Moor, a night manager at The Scots Corner, said he did not witness the incident, which he said began in the downstairs washroom area of the pub. A door person "shoved" and ejected the individuals responsible for the assault from the establishment, he added.

Moor said police responded to the incident after the suspects had been removed from the pub. He said he thought the assault was a "personal thing" between two individuals.

David Hall, general manager of the Covent Garden Market, said he was not aware of the assault – which occurred in the vicinity of the market – and he was not concerned about street crime in downtown London.

"There are a lot of student bars in the area and there has never been a problem," Hall said.




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