Man charged in Charlottetown assault

Jim Day
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Charlottetown Police have charged a 23-year-old New Glasgow man with aggravated assault

Police have charged a young man with aggravated assault in connection with an altercation in Charlottetown early Saturday morning that has left a 44-year-old city man in critical condition.

Charlottetown Police Services deputy chief Gary McGuigan says a 23-year-old New Glasgow man has been charged and will appear in court at a later date.

The victim suffered head trauma in the assault that occurred on Kent Street near the intersection with Prince Street sometime between 2 and 2:30 a.m.

He is in the critical care unit of a Moncton hospital. A person close to the family says the man has undergone surgery and the next day or so are considered critical.

McGuigan says police are not clear on the motive behind the assault.

“That will come out hopefully in the investigation,’’ he said.

Police still have witnesses to interview in relation to the assault.

Anyone who witnessed anything connected with the assault is asked to contact Charlottetown Police Services.  

Organizations: Moncton hospital, Charlottetown Police Services

Geographic location: Charlottetown, New Glasgow, Kent Street Prince Street

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Recent comments

    December 03, 2012 - 15:35

    This is a sad story, but all to common an occurrence here in Charlottetown. I live in an area down Queen Street and the Police force has completely forgotten that this area exists. Many a night there are fireworks on the street, massive parties, illegally parked cars on the street, riots, the list goes on. I have contacted my local Councillor and nothing has been done, I have called the City, nothing has been done. I have called the Police, nothing has been done. At the beginning of the school season the Police blocked off Queen Street and checked cars, etc, but after that 1 weekend, they have never returned again. There is not enough Police presence in Charlottetown, WE NEED MORE POLICE........ the permanent residents that live down here refer to ourselves as the Forgotten! More Policing is needed...this is obvious! Maybe Bars should be forced to hire Police officers during the weekends to patrol their bars and property.

  • Betty W
    December 01, 2012 - 12:41

    Lock up the 23 year old for at least 10 years.......If the injured man should pass away from his injuries this 23 year old should be charged with 1st. degree murder. And sent to prison for life. There is toooooooooo much of this kind of nonsense going on and the consequences are way too lienient.

  • throw away the key
    November 28, 2012 - 13:57

    i hope this punk gets federal time

  • So Sorry
    November 27, 2012 - 14:32

    I just want to express my compassion for the family- prayers sent for your son's recovery- may you find strength at this difficult time.

  • David
    November 26, 2012 - 11:44

    What is going on in this part of the City. There seems to be a complete lack of law and order and the bars don't seem to give a damm about their patrons. I have seen people falling down drunk in the bars and the bar staff just keep pouring/selling alcohol into them. There seems to be a complete disreagrd for the customers safety and the people only care about making money and selling booze. Maybe the liquor laws need to tightened up or else have the police do their job and enforce them and close down some of the bars. This part of the city was always bad but it seems to much worse this year with the new bar opening next to Hunters. I know a new business needs to make money but it is no good if the the bars customers are always ending up in the hospital.