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London Man Facing Several Charges After Break In

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A 50-year-old London man is facing several charges after allegedly breaking into a women's home, assaulting her with a bat and later fleeing from police onto a roof while holding a knife.

On July 27, the man broke into the residence of a woman that was "known to him" at around 6 p.m., according to London Police. The suspect allegedly threatened and assaulted the victim with a baseball bat and a closed fist, leaving her with minor injuries.

According to a London Police press release, he left the scene in a vehicle and was later found by officers at a residence on Beattie Avenue.

He then climbed onto the roof of the house while holding a knife and "officers attempted to negotiate with the male for many hours," until he fell off of the roof and was arrested at approximately 11:15 p.m.

The man did sustain some minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

The accused was set to appear in court on July 28 and is facing charges such as:

  • Break enter and commit assault;
  • Criminal harassment by watching and besetting;
  • Harassing telecommunication;
  • Uttering threats/death or bodily harm;
  • Assault with a weapon;
  • Assault by suffocation;
  • Assault;
  • Two counts of fail to comply with release order; and
  • Six counts of fail to comply with undertaking.
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