Teens charged in relation to assault outside Hamilton mall


Hamilton Police have arrested and charged three teenage boys in connection to an assault outside Limeridge Mall earlier this week.

On Tuesday (Oct. 8), shortly after 4:30 p.m., a confrontation occurred outside the mall between a group of young people and two adults.

Police say one of the adults was bumped and words were exchanged between the groups.

The second adult was repeatedly punched and kicked, police said in a press release, and the assault continued until concerned citizens intervened and the suspects fled the area.

During the assault, a knife was reportedly displayed to the victims.

Hamilton Police Mountain Division detectives have continued the investigation and identified the parties involved in the incident. They were arrested and taken into police custody.

The teens, ages 15, 16 and 17, have been charged with assault with a weapon. They've since been released and are scheduled to appear in court on November 15.

The victims received minor injuries, none in relation to the knife.

Police ask anyone with information to contact Det. Sgt. DelConte of the Criminal Investigative Branch at (905) 546-3851 or Det. Robinson at (905) 546-2389.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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