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Teen facing attempted murder charge in Leamington

The identity of the accused youth is protected under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press - image credit)
The identity of the accused youth is protected under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press - image credit)

A 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a police investigation in Leamington.

On Feb. 20, 2024, members of the Leamington detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to an assault call at an address on Russell Street, according to a statement from the OPP.

Police located a male with stab wounds, and the suspect was apprehended a short time later. The victim was transported to hospital with serious injuries.

The teen has been charged with three offences:

  • Attempt to Commit Murder

  • Failure to comply with release order

  • Possession of a Schedule I substance for the purpose of Trafficking-Opioid

The accused was held in custody to appear at a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Windsor.