RCMP investigate 'serious assault' in Yarmouth

Three people are facing charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon, and two other have been arrested, following what RCMP are calling a targeted and serious assault in Yarmouth.

Police and paramedics were called to a convenience store just before 8 p.m. on Friday after a 17-year-old girl entered the business while screaming and bleeding, with several injuries to her face and hands.

RCMP say the victim was picked up on Cliff Street in a blue Hyundai Tucson with the Nova Scotia licence plate GGA 153 by one female on a pretense.

Unbeknownst to the victim, three people were in the back of the vehicle and they started hitting her and punching her in the head.

After driving to Leighton St. in Hebron, the victim was further assaulted, including being dragged out of the vehicle, thrown to the ground and kicked, and punched in the head.

RCMP say they then went to another person's residence on Baker Street and onward to the NSLC on Starrs Road where the victim went into the store with one of the suspects.

After driving to another location on Green Street, the assaults continued and the owner of a dog tried to get it to attack her, water was poured on the victim's face and down her throat, and she was then dragged to the vehicle by her hair.

Six people were in the SUV when they went to the convenience store on Highway 3, and the victim was able to flee from the vehicle, run to the store, and get help.

One suspect was arrested that evening and two other females were arrested on Saturday and Sunday, with the two remaining suspects arrested Monday morning.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who saw the vehicle in Yarmouth on January 4th, is asked to call RCMP or Crime Stoppers.