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Teen Arrested Twice in 24 Hrs for Assault

A Guelph teenager who was arrested for participating in two serious assaults in less than 24 hours remains in custody.

Wednesday evening, a 15-year-old Guelph male received a message from a 13-year-old boy asking to meet so the younger teen could return property he had in his possession. The two along with several other friends met near a park on Edinburgh Road North. A friend of the younger boy grabbed the victim in a headlock, choking him until he lost consciousness. While the victim was on the ground he was kicked several times by the 13-year-old.

The two suspects were located later that evening and arrested. The 13-year-old and a 16-year-old male are charged with assault causing bodily harm and were released with conditions including a 9 p.m. curfew.

Approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday, police were notified of an altercation between two groups of youths downtown. During the altercation, one of the youths pulled out a small knife and threatened to stab another teen before all involved parties fled the area.

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At 9:53 p.m. the 13-year-old from the earlier incident was seen downtown and was arrested after trying to flee on foot. Investigation revealed he had also been involved in the second incident a short time before.

He was arrested again and charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and breaching his undertaking from the night before. He was held for a bail hearing Friday.

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